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Paralyzed Man Shares Historical Handshake with President Obama

In 2004, Nathan Copeland was in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. In 2016, thanks to experimental research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mr. Copeland was able to feel the sensation of a handshake with the President of the United States.

With the help of sensors implanted in his brain and hand, along with a robotic arm equipped with pressure sensors and sophisticated motors that can be operated via a Brain Computer Interface (BCI), scientists were able to replicate the sensations of touch for Mr. Copeland after a decade of paralysis.

Click here to read more about this research on the UPMC News Outlet.