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[Washington Kyodo] American businessman Elon Musk announced on the 29th that he has begun clinical trials for a medical device by his venture company, Neuralink. He implants chips into the brains of patients whose limbs are paralyzed due to injury or illness, and he performed surgery on the first patient on the 28th.
His goal is to record and transmit brain activity so that devices such as smartphones can operate as desired. Musk said the patient’s progress after the surgery was uneventful, showing that the chip can detect the activation of nerve cells. Trials are the earliest step in verifying safety, and determining effectiveness requires rigorous scientific evaluation.
The test period is approximately 6 years. Participants are people aged 22 and older who are unable to move their limbs due to spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The goal is to restore important parts of daily life, such as communicating with others and browsing the web. In addition to surgical robots, the company has software that can decipher what and how the patient wants to move based on the brain activity detected by the chip.