As I read the news item below very early today, I found myself wondering how many of our listeners will be hoping that the research detailed in the story will find promise?
And that’s because of how fortunate most of us are that we can live our lives without impairment.
I marvel at the work the maker has done in creating a system that controls our every movement so complicated that it takes multiple computers and devices just to simulate our most routine activities.
It’s also very comforting to know that our smartest and most creative humans are doing good things with technology!
We have enough of those same people covering things like phone apps & even computer viruses that have a far less level of importance to society.
That’s the way I see it.
>>Ohio Company Helping Paralyzed Patients Move
(Cleveland, OH) — Researchers in Ohio are helping paralyzed patients regain some mobility and independence. Case Western Reserve University and the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland are teaming up to test “BrainGate,” a system of electrodes and computers that translates brain activity into arm and hand movements. A Cleveland man who became paralyzed in a bicycling accident is the first person in the world to use the technology to perform simple tasks with his hands.