Pitt reveals research behind brain-controlled robotic arm

December 17, 2014 5:01 AM

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It wouldn’t be so impressive if she didn’t have quadriplegia and suffer from spinocerebellar degeneration for more than a decade.

Playing (and winning) that game and much more were possible when researchers connected electrodes in her brain to a robotic arm in a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine project. Findings were published Tuesday in the Journal of Neural Engineering.

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