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-Johns Hopkins University - Brain Implants Enable Man to Simultaneously Control Two Prosthetic Limbs with 'Thoughts'

Dec 09, 2020 - ENP Newswire

In what is believed to be a medical first, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) have enabled a quadriplegic man to control a pair of prosthetic arms with his mind.

In January 2019, surgeons implanted six electrodes into the brain of Robert 'Buz', during a 10-hour operation. The goal was to improve the sensation in his hands and enable him to mentally operate his prostheses. For more than three decades after a...