It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing.
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É tão estranho isso. Ao mesmo tempo em que há na humanidade um esforço hérculeo para devolver os movimentos de uma pessoa, há um desprezo de igual intensidade com suas vidas também. Um esforço para dar liberdade e também um esforço para tirar a liberdade e escravizar os humanos.
It's so weird. At the same time as there is in mankind an effort to return a person's movements, there is a disregard of equal intensity with their lives as well. An effort to give freedom and also an effort to take freedom and enslave humans.
A) this is cool
B)is it not possible to create a receiver at the top of the spine and then a stimulator at the bottom below the brake and bridge it with wifi?
C) what about stem cells and such for just regrowing the broken segment? ( might require some 3d printing but hey why not?)
these are all possible i know so i'm just waiting to hear about how far people are getting in those types of repairs.
I think these things are already being implemented by people, for more then just movement, I believe its being used for memory aswell and the ability to treat drug addictions. A chip processor is implanted and wireless controller is used, they can change what you see/feel/and hear. The only problem with this is the factor of someone else getting ahold of the controls. Without the proper security this could be a way to manipulate someone to do a million things they would have before not have done. I think this program should be very closely monitored and not used unless the client knows the full risks.
The things we can invent today, to get independent lives are very amazing.
From artificial arms, to artificial legs and so much more.
Science and studying of our really incredible body, really helps to solve the problems we face from time to time.
I really hope this man will help the next generation, who also may have the problem as well ;-)
Hope modern medicine and technology will get to a point where nobody is hindered in either health, performance or appearance so everyone can life their lives without any obstacles or unfair disadvantages. Even looks play a huge role ofc way less than any handicap or health problem, but still its sad that a lot of people dont get the same chances partners or happiness the stunners take for granted.
All these people talking about "lelelel move military money into science xDDDD!!!!!"
Meanwhile the money we spend on things like welfare, social security, and government programs going to useless things far exceeds the actual defense of our country and others.
This is insane !!! It's unacceptable , it's like they find a way even if they do it to all the population to become disable or with multiple handicap , they still find a way for you to live the life ! I can't believe what I'm seeing , no offence people , but it's unacceptable ! THINK !!!! This is a business for them just like the hospitals in the big city's !!! THINK ?
Cybernetics are slowly but very closely becoming a mainstream technology. Soon the world is literally gonna look like something out of those cyberpunk movies and whatnot. Fully robotic arms, legs, even organs at this rate. It's kinda scarry to think about but also kinda amazing.
If they are using an electronic device connected to his mind to transmit signals to his muscles he can't use otherwise isn't he technically the first cyborg?
Also doesn't that reeeaaaaaally fucking hurt if he stubs that port on his head on like a lamp or something ?
I'd think a limitation is not getting sensory feedback. You don't feel your touch, movement of muscles and joints.. but it's certainly quite cool :) It's basically like the ab-exercise bands you can use while doing other things, except this is activated on the basis of brain activity. We've been able to read brain activity for quite a while with EEG so it really isn't that surprising.
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Men taking the impotence drug were found to have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying from heart failure than those not on the medication.
The findings mean Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks, scientists say.
Experts from the University of Manchester studied 6,000 diabetic patients who had been given Viagra to treat erectile dysfunction.
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