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Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory: Quadriplegic Patient Uses Brain Signals to Feed Himself With Two Advanced Prosthetic Arms

Dec 10, 2020 - Targeted News Service

(TNSRes) -- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory issued the following news release:

For more than 30 years -- following an accident in his teens -- Robert "Buz" Chmielewski has been a quadriplegic with minimal movement and feeling in his hands and fingers. But last month he was able to manipulate two prosthetic arms with his brain and feed himself dessert.

Buz's accomplishment marks a big step toward restoring function and autonomy for patients affected by an illne...