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    Neuro-Prosthetics:Erik Sorto first to receive electrodes and move in clinical trial

    No, not his own arm:
    CBSTV News, Friday May 22nd: Downey,CA Collaboration Cal-Tech, Keck Medicine, and USC.

    Dr Charles Liu, neurosurgeon planted microprocessors- electrodes 2 yrs ago into brain of paralyzed patient Erik Sorto (paralyzed neck down from GSW 13 yrs ago), up till now could only produce inconsistent-jerky movement of prosthetic arm. Now, in collaboration with Prof. Richard Anderson, Erik has been capable of smooth, accurate movement and control of prosthetic arm, hand and fingers to (i.e..) pick up aluminum can beverage without crushing it or spilling it.

    IS THIS WHERE OUR ?CURE?, IS GOING? or is this just a neat little pilot program of robotics that belongs in MIT or the television set of ?Big Bang Theory? ?

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    No, not his own arm:
    CBSTV News, Friday May 22nd: Downey,CA Collaboration Cal-Tech, Keck Medicine, and USC.

    Dr Charles Liu, neurosurgeon planted microprocessors- electrodes 2 yrs ago into brain of paralyzed patient Erik Sorto (paralyzed neck down from GSW 13 yrs ago), up till now could only produce inconsistent-jerky movement of prosthetic arm. Now, in collaboration with Prof. Richard Anderson, Erik has been capable of smooth, accurate movement and control of prosthetic arm, hand and fingers to (i.e..) pick up aluminum can beverage without crushing it or spilling it.

    IS THIS WHERE OUR ?CURE?, IS GOING? or is this just a neat little pilot program of robotics that belongs in MIT or the television set of ?Big Bang Theory? ?
    It's cool to see for many but has nothing to do with a cure for SCI.

    Paolo
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