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.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon's secretive research arm, announced that it is working to develop an implantable neural interface intended to transfer data between computers and the brain.
After 12 years being unable to feel any sensation from his hands, Nathan Copeland can suddenly feel with his robot hand.
A brain implant that is wired to a robotic arm has allowed a paralysed man to feel touch on the arm's fingers.Robert Gaunt at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and his colleagues placed electrodes in the brain of Nathan C...
A paralyzed man has been able to regain a sense of touch through the use of a new brain-linked robotic arm technology. The patient is a 30-year-old named Nathan Copeland who lost all sensation and movement in his limbs after a car a...