Neuroscience

Thumbs-up for mind-controlled robotic arm (w/ Video)

A paralysed woman who controlled a robotic arm using just her thoughts has taken another step towards restoring her natural movements by controlling the arm with a range of complex hand movements.

Surgery

New microsurgery robot is five times as precise as a human hand

A very steady hand and a lot of concentration: carrying out highly precise operations – for example to repair blood vessels or nerve fibers – places such high demands on surgeons that few are able to do it successfully. ...

Neuroscience

Increased mobility thanks to robotic rehab

After a stroke, patients often struggle with persistent paresis. ETH researchers examined whether robot-assisted therapy can help stroke patients. This form of therapy proved successful particularly with the most severely ...

Surgery

Robot-inserted needles and catheters

Researchers at the UPM are involved in the design of a robotic arm for precise guidance of the insertion of needles, catheters and surgical instruments in procedures of minimally invasive surgery.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Robotic therapy helps children's coordination

Researchers from the University of Leeds are developing an innovative new robotic device that helps children to practise and improve their hand coordination.

Neuroscience

AANS: Brain machine interface can control prosthetic arm

(HealthDay)β€”A brain-machine interface can be used to control an anthropomorphic prosthetic arm with 10 degrees-of-freedom, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neurological ...

Neuroscience

Paralyzed patient moves prosthetic arm with her mind

(HealthDay)β€”It sounds like science fiction, but researchers are gaining ground in developing mind-controlled robotic arms that could give people with paralysis or amputated limbs more independence.

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