Nearly 15 years ago, Kathy Hutchinson suffered a brain stem stroke, leaving her arms and legs completely paralyzed. Kathy also has “locked in syndrome” which means she is awake, alert and able to feel but cannot move many of her muscles.
However today she is able to move a cup using only the power of her thoughts. This development is thanks to Braingate a team looking to provide paralyzed individuals with a way to fully interact with their surroundings. Now, with an array of electrodes implanted into Kathy’s motor cortex she can control the movements of a robotic arm.
Watch her move this bottle with her mind here!