Electrically stimulating surviving nerves in the upper spinal cord following severe spinal cord injury improved motor control in upper limbs and allowed monkeys with limited arm function to regain lost movement.
With the help of brain-machine interface technology and robotic arms, a paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in thirty years.
Researchers have developed a virtual robotic arm that can be controlled by a person's feet in a virtual environment to provide an "extra" limb. After training, users reported feeling the virtual limb felt as though it was part of their physical body.
People who are competent at "near transfer", or skilled ability at similar games, are more likely to also have far transfer skills, meaning a greater ability to focus on daily living activities.
Global cognition can be estimated in older adults by automatically analyzing key drawing features while performing a drawing test using a tablet and digital pen.