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Brain implant lets paralysed man feed himself using his thoughts

CHICAGO: A paralysed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The research, published in the journal Lancet, is the latest from BrainGate, a consortium of researchers testing brain-computer interface technology designed to give paralysed individuals more mobility. Prior tests of the technology allowed paralysed people to move a robotic arm or a…