This Implantable Device Would Turn Thought into Prosthetic Movement

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 9, 2016
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Created through a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, this implantable device could revolutionize the industry. Working as a bridge between prosthetics or an exoskeleton and the brain, the device would translate thoughts into actions to give the differently abled a more intuitive way to live.

Working like a transmitter, the implantable device works by being implanted into the person's brain and under the skin on the front of the shoulder. From here, the exciting technology would send brainwave information to a processor that would then translate it into actionable movements and motion.

Although currently in testing phases at the time of publication, the technology is set for human trialling in 2017.