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Paralyzed man regains sense of touch with brain implant

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 accident 12 years ago. According to a news release issued by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he was asked to be part of a trial where doctors determined which parts of his brain triggered feeling in his hand then implanted microelectrodes in those areas.
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