This new technology helps paralyzed monkeys to get up on their feet and walk.
The BSI is the most recent breakthrough to have come from the advancing field of neuroprosthetics. Researchers are working to read activities in the brain and use it to control robotic arms, computers and also paralyzed limbs. Other groups are also engaged in the same work. Susan Harkema from the University of Louisville in Kentucky, for example, has used an external computer to send the generated commands to the implanted electrodes.