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Science Nation: Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Demonstrates New Possibilities for People Who Are Paralyzed

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With support from the National Science Foundation, biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the University of Minnesota have created a brain-computer interface with the goal of helping people with disabilities, such as paralysis, regain the ability to do everyday tasks. Currently, they’re testing out their system using a flying object known as a Quadcopter, which is controlled with someone’s thoughts. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 3 minutes 3 seconds

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Episode 1
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Episode 2
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