Neuro-Bypass für Tetraplegiker

Media witnessing medical history in the making copyright Ohio State University, 2014 Media download


Cameras capture the scene as an Ohio man becomes the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand with his own thoughts. Researchers from Battelle teamed up with doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to test the Neurobridge technology. The system uses a chip implanted in a patient`s brain and sophisticated software to interpret thought patterns and send commands to a high-tech sleeve placed on his forearm. In this demonstration Ian Burkhart, a quadriplegic since 2010, moved his hand when the chip in his brain read his mind, processed his thoughts, and sent signals to the sleeve, prompting him to move.