Dean Kamen invents a brain controlled prosthetic arm

Dean Kamen discusses one of the first brain-controlled prostheses in the history of robotics. Possessing fine motor skills in addition to strength, Kamen’s arm is capable of picking up a raisin without dropping it.

Fascinating lecture from TEDMED 2009.

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  • Pieter Kubben

    Wonderful video with strong statement at the end. Wondering how the arms are controlled: you cannot simply connect some nerve endings on the electrical wires and expect the robot-arm to work. I do not see anything like EEG integration or something like that. Intriguing…

  • Pieter Kubben

    See also the article in the May issue from Neurosurgical FOCUS: “Brain-computer interfaces: military, neurosurgical, and ethical perspective“.

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