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Experimental Surgery Aims to Revive a Paralyzed Limb

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Virtual arm

In an important recent step toward reanimating a real arm, a patient with an implanted brain chip controlled a computer model of an arm by thinking about its movement.

Credit: Image courtesy of Case Western Reserve University

Doctors will attempt to reanimate a patient’s paralyzed arm with a pioneering surgery that involves capturing signals from his brain and restoring movement through a fine network of electronics linked to arm muscles.

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