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robotic arm
2014-12-17 12:08:20

Engineers from the University of Pittsburgh have successfully developed a system that allowed a woman to maneuver a robotic arm in ten different directions by only using her thought.

2014-12-16 23:00:59

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their own arms, a woman with quadriplegia

Quadriplegic Woman Uses Robotic Arm To Eat Chocolate For First Time
2012-12-17 10:55:21

Reaching for an object, shaking someone’s hand, sending a text message—these are all things that most of us take for granted every day. But for people who are quadriplegic, tasks such as these are not possible because of paralysis.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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