Technology allows amputees to control a robotic arm with their mind

Zhi Yang

CSE biomedical engineering associate professor and MnDRIVE neuromodulation researcher, Dr. Zhi Yang, shakes hands with research participant Cameron Slavens, who tested out the researchers' robotic arm system. With the help of industry collaborators, the researchers have developed a way to tap into a patient’s brain signals through a neural chip implanted in the arm, effectively reading the patient’s mind and opening the door for less invasive alternatives to brain surgeries. 

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