A Medical Breakthrough: Robotic Limbs Controlled by the Mind

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CBS’ “60 Minutes” recently aired a segment about an innovative new research study focused on robotic limbs controlled by the mind.

“Humans can now move robotic limbs using only their thoughts and, in some cases, even get sensory feedback from their robotic hands,” reports “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley.

Although there are some risks and complications to the medical procedures that make robotic limbs controlled by the mind possible, the benefits are endless. Candidates include patients who have been affected by paralysis, ALS, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and more.

For the “60 Minutes” full episode, please visit: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50148119n

What implications do you think this medical breakthrough has for the future of ALS and spinal cord injuries?

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