The Japanese are developing a bionic hand that is controlled by the brain, the same way that a normal hand is controlled.
The researchers mapped the brainwave patterns of a person making “rock”, “paper” and “scissors” shapes with their hand, and then programmed those patterns into the robotic prosthesis.
Before the technology can be deployed on a wide basis, there must be more breakthroughs, particularily in the areo of brain/hardware interface.
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This is just one more piece of the puzzle that, when complete, will change the world in ways that we can only begin to fathom.
We’re in for quite a ride, folks 🙂 Make sure to buckle up and keep your sensors on ‘scan’.
I saw a demonstration at PopTech 2005 by Jesse Sullivan and Todd Kuiken. Jesse has a bionic arm that he controls using thoughts. It was developed by Todd Kuiken at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
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