Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs with Brain, Raising Hope For Paralyzed People
By: Will Cox
Link: Vergano, Dan. "Monkeys Steer Wheelchairs, Raising Hope for Paralyzed People."
National Geographic. National Geographic, 18 Nov. 2014. Web. 18 Jan.
January 19 2016
Monkeys steering wheelchairs is something you wouldn’t see every day. As scientists advance their research, it may become more and more common. Scientists from Duke University have found a way to allow immobilized people to walk. Though the wheelchairs they make are not cheap, it is a major discovery and has created hope for paralyzed people.This wheelchair listens to impulses from the brain and moves mechanical arms attached to body segments, so that it appears that the patient is walking. These wheelchairs will eventually be tested with humans, and if everything goes right, then we could see people using these wheelchairs to walk.