For The First Time, Scientists Made A Paralyzed Man Able To Move His Hand Again. Simple Amazing.
Can you imagine how far technology has gone? Self-driving cars? Maybe a cure for HIV? I’ll do you one better. Today we have news on the first beneficiary of a new medical procedure that allows the paralyzed to move their arms. The big secret? They put a microchip in his brain.
23 year old Ian Burkhart is the 1st test subject for Neurobridge, developed in the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for a period of 10 years. As you can see in this video below, Ian is now able to open and close his hand and fingers. Whereas a car accident left him with an injured spinal cord, Neurobridge bypasses the cord when making connections between the brain and the hand’s muscles. Check out this amazing operation, which could someday cure the paralyzed by the hundreds, if not thousands.