Mar 21, 2024

Musk’s Neuralink shows first brain-chip patient playing online chess

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, computing, Elon Musk, neuroscience

Our H+ friend Rob Wilkes alerted me to this today!

March 20 (Reuters) — Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink livestreamed on Wednesday its first patient implanted with a chip using his mind to play online chess.

Noland Arbaugh, the 29-year-old patient who was paralyzed below the shoulder after a diving accident, played chess on his laptop and moved the cursor using the Neuralink device. The implant seeks to enable people to control a computer cursor or keyboard using only their thoughts.

Arbaugh had received an implant from the company in January and could control a computer mouse using his thoughts, Musk said last month.

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