Elon Musk announces first Neuralink wireless brain chip implant
Elon Musk, the tech billionaire, has announced that his company Neuralink has achieved the successful implantation of its wireless brain chip in a human for the first time. Musk reported promising initial results, identifying neuron spikes or nerve impulses, and noted that the patient is recovering well.
Neuralink’s objective is to establish connections between human brains and computers, with a specific focus on addressing intricate neurological conditions. Several competitor companies have already undertaken the implantation of similar devices.
In May, Neuralink obtained FDA approval to conduct human trials, a significant milestone following earlier challenges in securing clearance. This approval marked the initiation of a six-year study employing a robotic system to surgically position 64 flexible threads, each thinner than a human hair, onto a section of the brain responsible for “movement intention,” as outlined by Neuralink.