Jul 7, 2019

This Brain Implant Could Change Lives

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, information science, neuroscience

It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing.

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Producer and Editor — Alan Jeffries
Camera — Zach Frankart, Alan Jeffries
Sound Recordist — Brandon MacLean
Graphics — Sylvia Yang
Animators — Ricardo Mendes, James Hazael, Andrew Embury.
Sound Mix and Design — Cadell Cook.

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