New ‘BrainGate2’ trial recruiting volunteers

<p>An experimental device designed to help paralyzed people control computer cursors, robotic arms, or even wheelchairs just by thinking about moving them will be tested in a new hospital trial after its private-sector sponsor’s withdrawal.</p> <p>The pilot BrainGate 2 trial, funded by federal grants and led by doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital working with scientists at Brown University and the Providence VA Medical Center, is recruiting up to 15 participants who have become quadriplegics after a spinal cord injury, a brain stem ..</p>