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Getting the "Brain in the Loop" for Direct Control of Prosthetic Limbs

Philadelphia, PA, July 27, 2011

Researchers at Drexel and three other universities are collaborating to engineer the next generation of artificial limbs. Patricia Shewokis, a professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is the lead investigator for Drexel's research team. They aim to develop a prosthetic arm that amputees can control directly with their brains, and that will allow them to feel what they touch.