The Force is Real: How 'Star Wars' Neuroscience is Revolutionizing Healthcare and More

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These may not be the droids you're looking for, but there's no denying the influence of "Star Wars" on pop culture. The author of this story make the argument that the film francise has also had a big impact on science and technology, including interesting experiments with brain-computer interfaces. The Luke Skywalker-style prosthetic hand that an interdisciplinary team of Georgia Tech researchers recently made for an Atlanta musician is mentioned in the story. Associate Professor Minoru Shinohara, and lecturer Chris Fink, both of the School of Biological Sciences, worked on the design for the prosthetic hand.

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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences

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Life Sciences and Biology
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College of Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Minoru Shinohara, Chris Fink, prosthetics, star wars, Luke Skywalker
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jan 5, 2018 - 11:34am
  • Last Updated: Jan 5, 2018 - 11:34am