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Paralyzed No More: New Microchip Allows for Movement of Hand in Quadriplegic

New technology from the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center successfully enabled quadriplegic Ian Burkhart to move his hand via a microchip screwed onto his skull, an article published by CBS News reports. The technology receives brain activity from the implanted microchip, translating it into a signal comprehendible by the muscles, effectively allowing Burkhart to move his hand and grasp a spoon. Dr. Ali Rezai, the surgeon who performed the operation on Burkhart, believes that this same technology will soon aid patients who have suffered from stroke, brain injury, and other disabilities preventing them from moving their arms or legs.

Read the article published by CBS News.