What we always wanted from technology is the progression and improvement of our lifestyle — instead of that pesky development of a certain expensive fruit they called a ‘smartphone’.
Recently, a breakthrough has been made for a young 28-year-old french man who could walk again after 4-years of suffering an injury on his spinal cord due to a terrible fall.
The french man who want to be identified as Thibault had been spent the last two years working with researchers to control an exoskeleton with his mind.
Researchers at the University of Grenoble had been experimenting on the algorithm that interprets brain signals to turns them into physical movement. This is tested on patients with tetraplegia (loss of control of all four limbs).
The controls are made by implanting two sensors between the patient’s skin and brain (not in the brain itself). It will enable some tracking on brain activity in the sensorimotor cortex, the part of the brain that controls movement and sensation.
However they said that the system is far from the desired result. And of course we know there are a lot more development that needs to be done. But it is an EXCITING news!
Therefore, we need to keep our hopes up that this project would be successful for a better aid to humanity.