Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video



Cathy Hutchinson has been unable to move her own arms or legs for 15 years. But using the most advanced brain-machine interface ever developed, she can steer a robotic arm towards a bottle, pick it up, and drink her morning coffee. The interface includes a sensor implanted in Cathy’s brain, which ‘reads’ her thoughts, and a decoder, which turns her thoughts into instructions for the robotic arm. In this video, watch Cathy control the arm and hear from the team behind the pioneering study.

The original research paper is here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v485/n7398/full/nature11076.html

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43 thoughts on “Paralysed woman moves robot with her mind – by Nature Video

  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Well. I know what to spend my lottery money after winning on when I do get a stroke. First it'll o to my savings just in case. lol This video actually gave me an idea. I want to join the team!
    Science is awesome! 🙂

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    It's fantastic. I think everyday that the future is already there. Look at her smile! Im happy 🙂

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    It doesn't look perfect and astonishing but look at her smile after she was capable to drink that coffee using her own will. I think that deserves a big thumb up! 🙂
    I hope the tehnology will be even more developed in the future.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    If I ever have a horrible accident I just hope I fully recover or die. Being paralysed would be worse than death.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    está mejor usar humanos que changuitos…..  it's better use human than poor monkeys… 🙂

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Can anyone say Doc Oc? Strap eight of these bitches to my back.

    Seriously though, very great advancements. I can't wait to see where we will be in 50 years.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    What amazes me more than the science behind all this is the fact that she is able to smile… Imagining myself in her seat even just for a second is devastating. Kudos to that lady!!! Hopefully science advances more and more and make their lives much much more easier.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Step aside holy ghost!
    HERE COMES SCIENCE!
    INJECT THIS MAN WITH SOME SCIENCE!
    SWEET, DELICIOUS SCIENCE.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    The future is here! We've cracked open the gate to this new world combining mind and machine, the possibilities are endless.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    I've seen it used alot here in the comments, but "amazing" is really the right word.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Amazing.
    But it also makes me wonder.
    How far can we get? Im somewhat scared of what is going to happen in 30-40 years, when this kind of technology will be completely working with advanced robots.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    When she smiled it made me cry. Individuals such as these deserve technology such as this! 🙂

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Listen up! If u can do this with a robot arm, you can use this in Virtual Reality games. Yes it is a help to use these for paralyzed people, but you can definitely use it for vr games.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    That smile is worth every second and penny spent into this research. =)

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    i met a stroke victim that's paralyzed and can't speak, i hope he can get this kind of technological help.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Science bitch!

    Religion is cancer. Not religious people, they are just casualties to that cancer.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    It seems to me that when she becomes accustom to the control interface she could work as an industrial robot programmer, working from home through the internet. Every task she makes the arm perform is a program she has written herself.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    How is it even possible that Brain can control things outside our body parts?
    If this is true then its a great invention!

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    You stole my thoughts. Manly tears fell on my cheeks.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    One of the most epic thing on the internet! When I think about the complexity of those systems, I'm just amazed by the abilities of those searchers!

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Thats amazing! Future is over here. Also scientists are working with mechanical perception systems which would provide a joy of tactile feelings for a human.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    This urge to jump everything to wireless worries me. A wireless system is far more vulnerable to malicious hacking than a hard-wired system that just runs inside your body.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    And now Astrophysicists avert their eyes when Halton Arp disproves the redshift theory. They also take away his telescope time and banish him from the university. You are very close minded.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    That's interesting. I like the Russian viewpoint on things. Thank you for that information, I will look into it.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    Actually, the belief that logic and reason can understand everything in the universe involves faith as well.

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    science can prove and measure it. just b/c we can't do it yet doesn't mean it's not possible. also, science is the process of using logic to deduce a certain set of laws for the universe. you don't need faith in it. you just accept it or try to disprove it. faith doesn't enter in to it whatsoever. faith, however, does enter in when us laymen folk rely on the studies of scientists to tell us how the universe works

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  • September 4, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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    damn.. That's scary, I wonder what the Government has up their sleeve.. It's almost like the "Terminator" can be real life in the near future if this kind of technology falls into the wrong hands. non- the less this is incredible

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