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Mastering mind control

Brain chip allows paralyzed people to move robotic arms, study shows
Cathy Hutchinson of East Taunton, Mass., was able to control a free-standing robotic arm to hold a drink for her to sip. She and another person, both of whom were paralyzed by strokes, had tiny sensors planted in their brains as part of the study.
This sensor, about the size of a baby aspirin, is designed to collect signals in the brain to be translated by a computer to move a robotic arm.
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Mastering mind control

Cathy Hutchinson of East Taunton, Mass., was able to control a free-standing robotic arm to hold a drink for her to sip. She and another person, both of whom were paralyzed by strokes, had tiny sensors planted in their brains as part of the study.
This sensor, about the size of a baby aspirin, is designed to collect signals in the brain to be translated by a computer to move a robotic arm.
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