Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch after Getting a Brain Implant

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch after Getting a Brain Implant

Intro

It happened twelve years ago, and it has become an event that Nathan Copeland would never forget, as that car wreck took much more from him than he would have expected, the wreck took away his ability to control his hands or even sense what his fingers are touching.

Just a few months ago, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh gave him a new way to live with his paralyses by implanting a mind-controlled robotic arm that comes with pressure sensors in each of its fingertips, these finger sensors were designed to send signals back to Copeland’s brain whenever it touches something.

After he tried the system Copeland had this to say: “it’s a really weird sensation,” sometimes it feels like electric shock while sometimes it’s more of a pressure, but the sensations coming from this robotic arm are natural.”

Paralyzed Man Regains Sense of Touch after Getting a Brain Implant



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