Saturday, October 03, 2015

Woman Controls Jet Sim With Only Her Mind

Jan Sheuermann's main goal was to feed herself.  She ended up
piloting the world’s most expensive fighter jet.

 Sheuermann is unable to move her arms and legs due to a neurodegenerative disease.  Scientists from  Darpa and the University of Pittsburgh  approached her in 2012 and two years later, towards the end of her stint as a neuromotor guinea pig, the scientists changed the game. Instead of connecting Sheuermann’s brain interface to a robotic arm, they connected her to a flight simulator.  Using the same neural connections to   pilot an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. 

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