Thought Controlled Robotic Arm

A study recently published in the scientific journal Nature has described how two people living with tetraplegia were able to reach […]

A study recently published in the scientific journal Nature has described how two people living with tetraplegia were able to reach for and grasp objects through the use of a robotic arm that they controlled directly with their thoughts.

You can watch the video below to find out more about how this works:

It’s fantastic to see the lady in this video using the robotic arm to pick up a flask containing coffee, drink the coffee through a straw and place the flask back on the table independently, something she has been unable to do for 15 years since having a stroke. You can definitely see how much this means to her from the look of happiness and achievement on her face and it’s exciting to think about the potential impact this piece of research could have on supporting people to live as independently as possible.