Paralyzed Man Uses a Neuroprosthetic to Move His Arm

For the first time in 8 years a man paralyzed from the neck down has been able to move his right arm thanks to a neuroprosthetic brain implant. This allows him to control his right hand through thoughts that are transmitted to electrodes embedded in his hand.

Via MIT Technology Review

Paralyzed limbs reanimated via ‘neural bypass’

Neural Bypass

Kurzweil AI highlights promising research that has allowed a previously paralyzed man to use his hand and fingers via a ‘neural bypass’. From the article:

“Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have developed and surgically implanted the first neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control of a paralyzed limb by using a patient’s thoughts — no robotic prosthetic arm required.

“Ian Burkhart, a 24-year-old quadriplegic injured in a diving accident, is the first person to experience “limb reanimation,” thanks to this neural bypass system, called “NeuroLife.””