Neuralink's Human Brain Chip: Elon Musk's Groundbreaking Implant

Human Brain Chip

New York ∙ Elon Musk says that his company Neuralink has implanted a brain chip in a human for the first time. Musk said preliminary results are good. It is hoped that this will help understand the brain’s ability to send signals to the body. The US Department of Health approved the implant for the first time in human trials last year. This is aimed at helping stroke patients.

Through the chip, it is possible to control the phone or computer through thought. Amputees will be chipped first. Implants made of ultra-fine (ultra fine) threads collect signals from the brain and convert them into commands in an electronic device.

∙ How to use?
According to the company’s website, the mission aims to create a brain interface to meet the needs of the physically challenged. The trial called PRIME (PRIME – Precise Robotically Implanted Brain-Computer Interface) aims to implant the chip in patients with spinal cord injuries and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

∙ Is it safe?
The company was fined this month for breaching trial safety protocols. The company is also accused of misleading investors that its chip-implanted technology was safe in animals with paralysis, epilepsy and brain inflammation, which could lead to a $5 billion fine. So there are still doubts about its safety.


Elon Musk’s Startup Implants First Human Brain Chip. Here’s How It Works