Giving back the ability to move for people living with paralysis seemed something out of science fiction. A group of scientists from Ohio State and Battelle Memorial Institute are making this a reality. The team has created a system that decodes brain waves to manipulate and stimulate a paralyzed limb to move. Their first and only person to participate in this study is Ian Burkhart. The 24-year-old was vacationing with his friends five years ago when he went swimming in the ocean. Burkhart swam into a wave and hit his head into a hidden sandbar; instantly breaking his neck. For the study, Burkhart had a micro chip implanted in his brain, this sends signals to armbands with electrodes stimulating the muscles. The business management student concentrates and visualizes what he wants his hand to do.
For The First Time EVER A Paralyzed Man Was Able To Move His Hand Again. April 1, 2023