Using your thoughts to control devices

On tomorrow’s show at 10:15 a.m., we’re talking about a new study that shows people with paralysis are able to move a robotic arm just with their thoughts. The research showed that a small chip implanted on the brain allows people to simply think about moving their arm toward an object and the robotic prosthetic moved like it was part of the person’s body.

Check out this video on the research and tune into The Daily Circuit tomorrow to hear more about the future of prosthetic body parts.

Paralyzed woman uses thoughts to sip coffee from Brown University on Vimeo.

–Emily Kaiser, associate digital producer

  • Sandra

    Would a robotic device like this work for people with ALS? Thanks.