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September 14, 2006

Man Gets Thought-Controlled Bionic Arm

Forget all that military stuff, the real question is: How long until you can control Serato Scratch with your mind??

Double amputee uses thought-controlled arm

Jesse Sullivan has two prosthetic arms, but he can climb a ladder at his house and roll on a fresh coat of paint. He’s also good with a weed-whacker, bending his elbow and rotating his forearm to guide the machine. He’s even mastered a more sensitive maneuver — hugging his grandchildren.

The motions are coordinated and smooth because his left arm is a bionic device controlled by his brain. He thinks, “Close hand,” and electrical signals sent through surgically re-routed nerves make it happen.

Doctors describe Sullivan as the first amputee with a thought-controlled artificial arm....

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 14, 2006 9:14 AM

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