Reporting in Nature, researchers write that two individuals, both paralyzed by stroke, made reach-and-grasp movements using a thought-controlled robotic arm. One participant was even able to a sip a drink by herself. Neuroengineer Dr. Leigh Hochberg discusses the paper and the ongoing trial.
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Dr. Leigh Hochberg is a Critical Care Neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, a researcher at Providence VA Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Engineering, Brown University. He is based in Providence, Rhode Island.