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'Neural Bypass' Reconnects Brain to Muscles in Paralyzed Man Published: June 25, 2014

For the first time ever, a quadriplegic man has moved his hand using his own thoughts, Yahoo News reports.

Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old who became paralyzed after a diving accident four years ago, is the first patient to try out Neurobridge, which reroutes brain signals. The system combines a computer chip implanted in the brain, a brain-computer interface, and a sleeve that transmits electrical signals to the patient's forearm and hand.

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