In a medical first, brain implant allows paralyzed man to feel again

October 13, 2016 7:20 PM

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In a medical first, brain implant allows paralyzed man to feel again

For the first time, scientists have helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch in his mind-controlled robotic arm.

The results of the experiment, which have been repeated over several months with 30-year-old Nathan Copeland, offer a breakthrough in the restoration of a critical function in people with paralyzed limbs: the ability not just to move those limbs, but to feel them.

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