July 9


Controlling Robots with Brainwaves and Hand Gestures to Improve Powered Prostheses

By Staff Writer

brain, brain fitness, brain health

Did you know that in order to make prosthetic limbs for amputee patients, the prototype is used on a medical robotic device that mimics human activity? The construction of the prosthetic includes the presence of a electroencephalography, also known as an EEG. This detects brain waves within the human mind that signal the body to move the prosthetic limb in a certain manner. Once it is proven to be successful on the robot, it is bound to be efficient for the human as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • MIT?s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have made it possible for people to control robotic actions through brain waves and hand gestures.
  • The robot corrects itself through signals from the electroencelography (EEG) cap worn on the head and the electromyography (EMG) sensor worn on the arm by the user.
  • The technology could be applied to prostheses to make them more attuned to the desires of users.

“”At MIT scientists have been working on improving how robots interact with humans, and this research should help to make prostheses more intuitive for amputees to control.””

Read more: https://www.medgadget.com/2018/06/controlling-robots-with-brainwaves-and-hand-gestures-to-improve-powered-prostheses.html

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