Kapil Katyal, Senior Engineer Robotics & Autonomous Systems at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory demonstrates a robotic hand and arm that responds to brain impulses seen April 22, 2014 during a briefing on DARPA sponsored  inventions at the Pentagon.  In the version seen here, the robotic hand/arm(L) mimics his real hand(R) that is wearing a sensor glove. (Photo credit: read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Paralyzed Man Uses His Thoughts to Control a Robotic Arm

A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play “rock, paper, scissors” by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported.


File photo of a nursing home. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Tongue Piercing Lets The Paralyzed Drive Wheelchairs

An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction.