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DARPA just gave a paralyzed man back the sense of touch

DARPA just gave a paralyzed man back the sense of touch through the use of a brain implant. It's a revolutionary breakthrough for the Pentagon's research and development shop, which hooked up a human subject named Nathan Copeland to a robotic arm controlled by a brain implant that could send information back and forth. Copeland was paralyzed from the chest down after a 2004 car accident.
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