Telepathic Exoskeleton to Help Patients Regain Motor Skills

Bruce French/TIRR Memorial Hermann

A new robotic exoskeleton from Rice University and the University of Houston reads brain waves and helps stroke survivors recover and retrain motor pathways.  The MAHI-EXO II device is able to interpret the patient’s brain waves by reading them through a non-invasive EEG interface and outputs those thoughts into movements of the orthotic on the patient’s arm.  With time and the help of the MAHI-EXO II, patients can eventually regain function, strength and accuracy of the paralyzed limb.

(Source: Gizmodo)

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