December 9, 2009

Mayo technology could be life-changing for amputees

By Kelley Luckstein

Mayo Clinic scientists in Jacksonville, Fla., have tested a "mind-machine interface" that might someday let people speak or move artificial limbs just by thinking a command.


Patient volunteers made a letter of the alphabet appear on a computer screen simply by thinking about it.


Researchers worldwide have done similar work with scalp electrodes, but Mayo tested electrodes directly on the brain surface.


Post-Bulletin, 12/8/09

Tags: amputees, electrodes, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, mind-machine interface, Neurology

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