COLUMBUS, Ind. (21Alive) -- An Ohio man has become the first paralysis patient to move his paralyzed hand using his thoughts.
23-year-old Ian Burkhart accomplished the feat in a crowded lab at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
“I never dreamed I would ever be able to do that again,” said Burkhart, who was injured in a 2010 diving accident.
New technology allowed the medical miracle to happen according to a release sent out by Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. The technology is called Neurobridge that was developed by researchers at Battelle working with doctors at Ohio State. Neurobridge is a microchip sensor that is implanted in the patients brain that essentially reads thoughts and sends a signal to a wearable electronic device. This acts as a bypass for the spinal chord.
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