Bionic legs plugged directly into nervous system enable unprecedented ‘level of brain control’

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A pioneering surgical procedure provides amputees with bionic limbs that are directly controlled by the nervous system, enabling patients to sense the limb’s position in space. 

Scientists demonstrated the success of this technique in a new study of seven people who received bionic legs, which was published Monday (July 1) in the journal Nature Medicine. Including these seven, about 60 people worldwide have undergone this type of procedure, which can be used to install either bionic legs or arms. 

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