Brain-controlled prosthesis on the horizon?

Brain-controlled prosthesis on the horizon?

Neurological diseases or spinal cord injuries can interfere with the way the brain and limbs work together. Signals from the brain may not be able to reach the limbs, and for patients with conditions such as Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) or paralysis, this severely limits activity and movement. Fortunately, though, a thought-controlled prosthesis could be […]

Neuroscience Breakthrough, Thanks to Animals

Neuroscience Breakthrough, Thanks to Animals

Last week, researchers at Caltech, Keck Medicine of USC, and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center announced that 34-year old Eric Sorto was able to drink a sip of beer for the first time in 12 years. Why is this big news? Because Sorto is a tetraplegic, and he was able to drink that beer […]