Monkey See, Monkey Mind Controls Arm

By David A. Zehr for Goshen Commons

Dr. Lee Miller, a 1980 Goshen College graduate, and 2006 GC graduate Matt Bauman are working, along with other researchers, towards major advancements in long term paralysis treatment. Their team’s research with brain-controlled muscle simulation in monkeys was recently mentioned as one of the top 10 break-throughs of 2012 by Science Magazine.

Over the past few years, these researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago have been steadily working on projects which have the potential to help countless people. At Dr. Miller’s laboratory, their innovative approach combines Brain Machine Interface technology with Functional Electrical Stimulation.

How exactly does their project work? …

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