With the help of the BrainGate implant, a 58 year old woman who has been immobile for 15 years can now control a robotic arm using her mind.

This article titled “Brain implant allows paralysed woman to control a robot with her thoughts” was written by Ian Sample, science correspondent, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 16th May 2012 17.00 UTC

A woman who lost the use of her limbs after a devastating stroke nearly 15 years ago has taken a sip of coffee by guiding a robotic arm with her thoughts.

The 58-year-old used a brain implant to control the robot and bring a flask of the coffee to her lips, the first time she had picked up anything since she was paralysed and left unable to speak by a catastrophic brain stem stroke.

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