Latest in Brain

Image credit:

Brain2Robot project creates EEG-controlled robot arm

Darren Murph
November 26, 2007
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links



Thought-controlled appendages are far from new, but an international team of researchers have apparently created an apparatus that aims to make the lives of paralyzed individuals a tad easier. The Brain2Robot project utilizes electroencephalograph (EEG) signals in order to give patients the ability to control a robotic arm, which could eventually be used to do everything from hold periodicals to lift a cup of coffee. Reportedly, the arm could be ready for commercial use within just a few years, but there's no mention of an expected price range. Granted, we'd be a bit more excited about all of this if the technology were somehow made mobile, but it's hard to kvetch about a helping hand, regardless.

[Via Primidi]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft's OS history

View
NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

NASA wants ideas for keeping Moon missions powered in the dark

View
NASA delays its Titan drone mission by another year

NASA delays its Titan drone mission by another year

View
SpaceX scales back plans for Starship's first high-altitude flight

SpaceX scales back plans for Starship's first high-altitude flight

View
Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7

Apple Watch Series 3 owners deal with random reboots in watchOS 7

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr