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.