Controlling machines with your mind just got easier thanks to wireless brain-computer interfaces. Trace takes a look at the near future of cybernetics.

Special Thanks to the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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"A giant leap for BCIs: Paraplegic woman uses mind-controlled robotic arm to feed herself"
"A quadriplegic woman, who hasn't been able to use her arms, legs, or any muscles below her neck for nine years, has used a mind-controlled robotic arm to perform actions with an unprecedented level of dexterity that approaches the human arm."

"How Brain-computer Interfaces Work"
"As the power of modern computers grows alongside our understanding of the human brain, we move ever closer to making some pretty spectacular science fiction into reality."

"Brown University creates first wireless, implanted brain-computer interface"
"Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface."

"Robotic Exoskeleton Gets Safety Green Light"
"A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out."

"Researchers create brain-computer interface that bypasses spinal cord injury paralysis"
"Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago, with funding from the National Institutes of Health, have successfully bypassed the spinal cord and restored fine motor control to paralyzed limbs using a brain-computer interface."

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