Imagine you could will your arms to move. Now, a brain-machine interface is helping monkeys move two virtual arms simply by visualizing the movements, reports a new study. The findings are a step toward developing brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) that could help restore movement and sensation in patients with spinal cord injuries; until now, no BMI could be used to simultaneously control two virtual arms.
Read more about this research from the 6 November issue of Science Translational Medicine here.
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