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Brain-activated muscle stimulation restores monkeys’ hand movement after paralysis
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012
An artificial connection between the brain and muscles can restore complex hand movements in monkeys following paralysis. Researchers developed a neuroprosthetic system that uses a brain-computer interface (BCI) to provide functional electric stimulation (FES) to paralyzed muscles in the arm, allowing brain-controlled muscle contactions and restoring movement.