Scientists envision remote-controlled humans

It's a disturbing thought: being able to remotely control the way a person moves at the push of a button. But scientists have already managed to do just that - although not with the same repertoire of complex movements as, say, a practiced nine-year-old controlling a toy race car.

Scientists in Australia, Japan, and the United States are trying to develop more refined ways of stimulating the brain's balance organ - not just to influence movement, but also to create more realistic virtual reality simulations, as well as medical prosthetics to help people with balance disorders.

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