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Submission + - Electrodes for Prosthetic Arm Permanently Implanted Into Patient for First Time (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: It took some time, but the age of the cyborg is upon us. For the first time, neuromuscular electrodes that enable a prosthetic arm and hand to be controlled by thought have been permanently implanted into the nerves and muscles of an amputee. The operation was carried out recently by a surgical team led by Dr Rickard Brånemark at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Goteborg, Sweden.
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Electrodes for Prosthetic Arm Permanently Implanted Into Patient for First Time

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