Max Ortiz Catalan demonstrates how the system works with the aid of electrodes placed on the skin, although amputees will have the electrodes implanted directly on the nerves and muscles inside the body
A diagram of Chalmers' implanted prosthetics system
Researchers based at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed the world’s first thought-controlled, fully implantable robotic arm, which uses an amputee's own nerves and remaining muscles to afford a much more intuitive level of control than previously possible. Initial operations on patients are scheduled to take place during the Northern Hemisphere’s upcoming winter.
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