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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

October 18, 2006 at 12:27 PM

Charles Xavier’s wheelchair close to reality

The latest amazing neurobionics story: Researchers are developing wheelchairs that can be controlled with brain implants, similar to the way X-Men’s Professor Xavier gets around.

Massachusetts-based Cyberkinetics is working on the wheelchairs, but Seattle has a few neurobionic companies making progress. Last week Northstar Neuroscience said trials of its stroke recovery technology are ahead of schedule.

I haven’t heard of anybody working on Wolverine claws yet.

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