Mind-controlled robot arm gives back sense of touch to paralysed man

By: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent | Mind-controlled robot arm gives back sense of touch to paralysed man | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Robotic arm is surgically wired directly to Nathan Copeland’s brain, providing him with two-way feedback and an ‘almost natural’ sensation of touch

A paralysed man has become the first to have a “natural” sense of touch restored, using a mind-controlled robotic arm.

Nathan Copeland, a 28-year old American, lost all sensation from the chest downwards ten years ago when he was driving on a rainy night and his car skidded off course.

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