Mind control: Australian-made bionic spine moves robotic limbs using your thoughts – TomoNews
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — There may be new hope for people with spinal cord injuries, thanks to a device that is being hailed as the „holy grail“ in bionics.
Australian scientists are developing a bionic spine that could allow paralyzed patients to move using the power of thought.
The device, a stent-electrode recording array or stentrode, is the size of a small paper clip. Details on the stent were outlined in an article published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
Bypassing the need for open brain surgery, the stent is instead inserted into the jugular vein using a catheter. It’s pushed up to a blood vessel in the brain, where it then expands.
Electrodes on the stent record electrical activity from the motor cortex, which controls movement, and translate the electrical activity into commands. The commands…
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