He Was Paralyzed… But Now? He Can Play Guitar…This Is Amazing!

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 — A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts. In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian’s family gasped.

Scientists developed a chip that was inserted into his brain, allowing him to move his right hand.

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