Brains, Trains and Prosthetic limbs

In light of the fact that the lead researcher on this project, Dr. Andrew Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh is speaking at BU today, I wanted to throw up a video of the incredible feat they have accomplished.  Alas, I will have to settle for linking you to it. Click here to see a story from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, featuring a video demonstration, of the first human demonstration of motor cortex controlled prosthetic arm.

I think this comic from XKCD nicely sums up how I’m feeling right now.

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