29 Dec '16, 1am

Woman undergoes treatment for first ever brain computer implant:

Woman undergoes treatment for first ever brain computer implant:

The woman, who suffers from ALS, received an implanted brain computer to help regain some of her functionality after being fully paralyzed. Image shows a graphic of what the implant looks like and how it functions (Image via New England Journal of Medicine) Brain implants have been in development for years. Medical science have been looking to them to treat those with paralysis and help them regain functionality. Thanks to a new development in the field, brain implants are going even farther. A paralyzed woman is now the first person to use a fully implanted brain computer allowing her to regain some functionality. The 58-year-old woman, who wishes not to disclose her identity, was diagnosed with ALS, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2008. Since the disease attacks the neurons that are needed for voluntary muscled control, it left her completely paralyzed. The only thing ...

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