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Thought-controlled Prosthetic Limbs Possibly Within Reach, Scientists Say

Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs and computers may be available within a decade, say Australian scientists who are planning to conduct human trials next year on a high-tech implant that can pick up and transmit signals from the brain. Animals have already been tested with the device, called a stentrode, which is the size of a matchstick and planted inside a blood vessel near the brain. It uses a web of small electrodes to pick up neuron...

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