Bypassing Paralysis

December 14, 2018

(Knowable Magazine) – Donoghue himself went on to further develop the system to allow people to open and close a robotic hand, and to reach, grasp and drink from a bottle by using a multijointed robotic arm. Last year, he was a coauthor on a study demonstrating how a similar system could help people do all those things with their own arms. By now, more than a dozen patients have used the technology in experimental settings, but Donoghue’s ultimate goal is to develop technology that they — and many others like them — can take home and use day-to-day to restore the abilities they have lost.

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