Neuralink's first human patient uses the mouse with the power of thought

The first human patient who was implanted with a brain chip developed by the Neuralink company appears to have made a full recovery and is able to control a mouse with his thoughts, the founder of this American start-up, Elon Musk, said on Monday, reports Reuters. writes Agerpres.

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“Progress is good, and the patient seems to have fully recovered, with no negative effects that we are aware of. The patient is able to move a mouse across the screen with just thoughts”said Elon Musk at an event organized by Spaces on the X social network.

According to Elon Musk, the company Neuralink is now trying to get as many clicks as possible from the patient.

Representatives of the US company successfully implanted a chip in the brain of its first human patient last month, after receiving approval for a human trial in September 2023.

The study uses a robot to surgically place a brain-computer interface implant in a region of the brain that controls movement intention, Neuralink said, adding that the original goal was to allow people to control a cursor or computer keyboard with the help of their thoughts.

Elon Musk has big ambitions for Neuralink, adding that the company would help with rapid surgical insertions of his chip devices to treat conditions such as obesity, autism, depression and schizophrenia.

Neuralink is a company valued at around $5 billion, and has repeatedly faced calls for review and scrutiny of its security protocols.