The EEG skullcap used in the quadcopter demonstration
Real brain waves and simulated hands compose a new therapy for stroke patients
Controlling virtual arms and hands with the minds could help stroke patient rehabilitation (Image: Shutterstock)
Earlier this year, we saw an amazing demonstration of an EEG skullcap interface that allowed a quadcopter to be controlled with only thoughts. Now the same technology is pioneering a medical therapy in which stroke patients can use their thoughts to guide a simulation, and thus rebuild damaged neurons. As the “virtual reality hands” provide customization and direct feedback of one’s progress, this could be an improvement over traditional therapy methods.
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