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Quadriplegic man is first to regain use of hand and fingers | KurzweilAI

Quadriplegic man is first to regain use of hand and fingers | KurzweilAI

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.”

Source: Quadriplegic man is first to regain use of hand and fingers | KurzweilAI