Good bionics getting closer
Subject: General Tech | September 15, 2006 - 08:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
MAKE:Blog has info and a few links about Jesse Sullivan, who has 2 bionic arms controlled by nervous signals. You also get a glimpse at a few of the other interesting medical inventions recently created.
"NECAL uses nerve-muscle grafts in amputees to gain added control signals for an artificial arm. Doctors take nerves that used to go to the
arm and move those nerves onto chest muscles. The nerves grow into the chest muscles, so when the patient thinks "close hand," a portion of
his chest muscle contracts and electrodes that detect this muscle activity tell the computerized arm when to close the hand. Thus, the
patient thinks "close hand" and his artificial hand closes."
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