Johns Hopkins tests thought-controlled prosthetic arms

12/4/2013 | Baltimore Sun, The

With funding form DARPA, Texas-based Advanced Arm Dynamics and Baltimore's Infinite Biomedical Technologies have joined Johns Hopkins University to test thought-controlled prosthetic arms that rely on sophisticated algorithms to interpret electrical signals and allow patients to move and manipulate objects. Both the patient and the software must undergo repeated rounds of training to learn how different thought commands translate into the arm’s physical activity. "We're almost inventing a new field of medicine," said Dr. Albert Chi, a Johns Hopkins trauma surgeon.

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