USFDA approved Neuralink to implant brain chip in 2nd person

Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
Tesla CEO Elon Musk-run brain-computer interface company Neuralink on Tuesday has received an approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to implant its brain chip in a second person, according to the company in a statement.

The approval for the second person to have a Neuralink chip came as the first recipient Noland Armagh in the US detailed his emotional journey.

The latest chip in the second recipient comes with some fixes, like embedded some of the device’s ultrathin wires deeper into the brain, media reported on Monday.

Musk or Neuralink were yet to officially react to the development.

The Neuralink chip can help restore full body control in people suffering from paralysis. The company earlier achieved a successful brain-chip implant with Armagh and began the applications for the second participant for the chip implant.

According to Musk, the company can bridge “severed nerve signals to a second Neuralink in the spine, restoring full body control”.

The company said that with the chip in his brain, Arbaugh has enabled “telepathic control of a computer or phone just by thinking”.

The Neuralink trials to assess the initial functionality of the wireless brain-computer interface for enabling people with paralysis to control external devices with their thoughts.

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