Prosthetic arm controlled by brain successfully developed

October 9, 2014 7:16 AM

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The patient can control his prosthetic arm with less effort and more precision due to the direct connection between the implant and the patient's nerves and muscles.

The arm, controlled with implanted neuromuscular interfaces, was given to an arm amputee patient in January 2013, and an article about its long-term stability and effectiveness has now been published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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