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Another patient will receive Neuralink brain implant

Neuralink will be able to surgically implant its device into the brain of another patient. wall street journal Months after Noland Arbaugh became CEO, the company was allowed to move forward with the second process. Receive brain implants.

Musk Last week, the company was “accepting applications for a second participant.” The company began recruiting potential participants for its first clinical trial last year, with the goal of bringing the technology to patients with ALS, spinal cord injuries or other conditions that cause quadriplegia.

Neuralink also reportedly proposed a potential solution to the problem that caused Arbaugh’s implant to malfunction about a month after surgery.company Earlier this month, some implants’ wires “retracted from the brain,” causing the problem.Abo recently told Software updates have restored many of these features. Neuralink shared clips of Abo, who is paralyzed from the neck down, playing chess, controlling a music player app and performing other activities.

according to journalNeuralink told the FDA that during the second surgery, it will place the implant’s threads deeper into the patient’s brain to prevent them from moving as much as they did in Abo’s case. The FDA clearly supports these changes. The company reportedly hopes to complete the second procedure in June, and more than 1,000 people have signed up for the trial.

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