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Mind-Controlled Prosthetics Are Getting Closer

Scientists and engineers are making substantial advances towards the ultimate goal in prosthetics – creation of limbs that can be controlled by the wearer’s mind. Thanks to sophisticated sensors capable of picking up the brain’s signals, an amputee in Iceland is literally bringing us one step closer to that goal. It looks very natural when Gummi Olafsson moves his prosthetic leg. “It took me about 10 minutes to get control of it.  I could stand up and just walk away," said...

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