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Neuralink's Breakthrough: First Human Patient Controls Mouse with Thoughts, Says Elon Musk

Neuralink achieves remarkable milestone: First human patient controls a computer mouse using their thoughts. Elon Musk confirms patient's full recovery and ability to manipulate the mouse through thinking. Neuralink aims to optimise mouse button clicks through brain-computer interface.

In a groundbreaking development, Neuralink, the brain-chip startup founded by Elon Musk, announced that their first human patient has successfully regained full control and is able to manipulate a computer mouse using only their thoughts. Musk shared this exciting news during a recent Spaces event on the social media platform X.


Expressing his satisfaction, Musk stated, "Progress is good, and the patient seems to have made a full recovery, with no ill effects that we are aware of. Patient is able to move a mouse around the screen by just thinking," This remarkable achievement marks a significant milestone for Neuralink's ambitious mission to merge human cognition with technology.


Following this breakthrough, Neuralink is now focused on maximising the patient's ability to perform mouse button clicks through their thoughts. The company aims to further refine the brain-computer interface to enhance the patient's control and interaction with the digital world.


This milestone came after receiving approval for human trial recruitment in September, paving the way for further advancements in the field of neurotechnology.


The procedure involves the use of a robot to precisely place a brain-computer interface implant in the region of the brain responsible for controlling movement intentions. Neuralink's ultimate goal is to empower individuals to control computer cursors or keyboards using their thoughts, opening up a world of possibilities for those with physical limitations.


Elon Musk has expressed grand ambitions for Neuralink, envisioning its potential to revolutionise the treatment of various conditions such as obesity, autism, depression, and schizophrenia. The company aims to streamline the surgical insertion process of its chip devices, enabling faster and more efficient treatments.


However, Neuralink has faced scrutiny regarding its safety protocols. As Neuralink continues to push the boundaries of neurotechnology, ensuring the highest safety standards will be crucial.

 
  • Neuralink achieves remarkable milestone: First human patient controls a computer mouse using their thoughts.

  • Elon Musk confirms patient's full recovery and ability to manipulate the mouse through thinking.

  • Neuralink aims to optimise mouse button clicks through brain-computer interface.


Source: REUTERS

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