From Associated Press, via Yahoo News:
Tuesday’s demonstration involved a partially tetraplegic patient at a hospital in the southern Swiss town of Sion who imagined lifting his fingers to direct a robot at the university 100 kilometers (62 miles) away.
Similar experiments have taken place in the United States and Germany but they either involved able-bodied patients or invasive brain implants, while the Swiss team used only a simple head cap to record the brain signals.
Areas to think about:
- The potential implications for the paralysed are obvious, but what are some other health implications of this technology, should it become widespread? Consider medical interventions, and wider public health issues.