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Device Helps Paralyzed Man Move Hands, Perform Simple Tasks

Doctors have given a paralyzed man some use of his right hand using a computer and electronic sensors. As a result, Ian Burkhart, 24, can perform simple tasks like holding a bottle, pouring the contents out, picking up a stick and stirring. He can also swipe a credit card, move individual fingers and even hold a toothbrush, according to the Associated Press. He can even play the popular video game, Guitar Hero. But so far those activities have been confined to a laboratory setting,...

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