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Pioneering Brain Implant Restores Paralysed Man's Sense of Touch


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University of Pittsburgh researcher Andrew Schwartz shakes the robotic hand controlled by Nathan Copeland.

Credit: UPMC/Pitt Health Sciences

For the first time, a paralysed man has gained a limited sense of touch, thanks to an electric implant that stimulates his brain and allows him to feel pressure-like sensations in the fingers of a robotic arm.

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