A Brain Chip That Can Make Disabled Person Walk

On Wednesday, Elon Musk announced that the wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink would begin human clinical trials in six months after the company failed to meet earlier timelines that Musk had set.

According to Musk, the company is developing brain chip interfaces that will enable disabled patients to move and communicate again. He said the company is targeting restoring vision as well.

During a three-hour presentation at Neuralink headquarters, Musk emphasized “We want to be extremely careful and certain that it will work well before putting a device into a human.”

Neuralink’s first two applications are to restore vision and restore muscle movement to people who cannot do so, Musk said. “Even if someone has never had vision, ever, like they were born blind, we believe we can still restore vision,” he said.

Almost a year ago, Neurolink presented a monkey with a brain chip that played a computer game by thinking alone....

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