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What if scientists could rebuild a brain?
The folks working on the NeuroLife project are doing just that. Using a brain implant and a system that reads and transmits electrical impulses, they are reconnecting the brain to the body in patients who have suffered from spinal injury. Ian Burkhart volunteered to be the first test subject for this amazing technology.
This video comes to us from Bloomberg and introduces us to Ian and to this amazing new treatment for spinal injury!
NeuroLife is showing that the world is an amazing place!
In the not-so-distant past, it would have been impossible for someone with a spinal injury like Ian’s even to dream about regaining any of their independence. But the innovators on the NeuroLife project weren’t afraid to fail and tried something new. If the progress they have already made is any indication, there will be a time when a spinal injury isn’t nearly as debilitating as it is now!
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“This Brain Implant Could Change Lives.” YouTube, Bloomberg, 19 June 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6oNoLWcDqw&feature=youtu.be. Accessed 29 Nov. 2018.