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October 26, 1964

Artificial Neural Bypass Activates Paralyzed Muscle

JAMA. 1964;190(4):33. doi:10.1001/jama.1964.03070170158047

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Abstract

An artificial neural bypass has been. created to activate paralyzed muscle. Computer controlled arm-aid splint is operated from delicate switches attached to forehead. Switches are activated by twitching the eyebrows, either together or separately.

Attached to the patient's eyeglass frame is an infrared light source which activates photo cells to select computer program desired and to permit small variations in its use. Lamp base contains infrared sen

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