Brain Chips Gives Patients with Paralysis New Powers

Recipient of Brain Chip

Neuroscienties dream of creating neural prosthetics that would allow paralyzed patients to regain control over their arms and legs.  While that goal is still far off, researchers at Brown University and Massachusetts General Hospital are making promising strides.

In a study published in the journal Nature, the researches describe how two paralyzed patients with a surgically imparted neural device successfully control a computer and, in one case, a robotic arm — using only their minds.

<ed.note>I’ve anticipated this happening and have been very disappointed that "official" disabilities movement advocates have not been advocating a national policy of employing PWD from assistive technology equipped home offices over broadband and vpns, especially now that a national survey finds most of the 25 percent with an option to telecommute prefer to drive and that U.S. workers waste $3.9 billion annually by not telecommuting.</ed.note>