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Brain Implant Will Let Amputees Move Individual Fingers On Prosthetics With Thoughts Alone

17-Feb-2016

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128 electrode sensors tested on epilepsy patient.

Same electrode array used to monitor then control movements.

Researchers programmed the prosthesis to move the corresponding finger.

8 percent accuracy achieved without extensive user training.

The study was published in the Journal of Neural Engineering.

COMMENT: Imagine the capabilities and accuracy available with 10,000 electrodes – which should only be about a decade away with continuing exponential growth.

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News information and storytelling from and about Johns Hopkins University

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Scientific journal covering field of neural engineering at the molecular, cellular and systems levels

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Associate Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.