Elon Reeve Musk /ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/) is a Canadian-American engineer and inventor who has announced approval to start recruiting volunteers for brain implant trials for paralysis patients.
People with paralysis due to spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis may participate in the study. It is not known how many people will be included in the tests, which will last about six years.
The study will use a robot to surgically place an implant in an area of the brain controlling motor skills, Newrallink said. They added that the original goal was to enable people to manage their thoughts through electronic devices.
The company, which had previously hoped to get approval to place the device on ten people, has negotiated a smaller number of patients with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after the regulator raised its safety concerns, current and former officials said.
Musk's Nurallink Company Gets Permission to Test Its Brain Implants on Humans
It is not known how many patients it is, notes Reuters.
Elon Reeve Musk (/ˈiːlɒn ˈmʌsk/) is a Canadian-American engineer, inventor, and has big ambitions for Neuralink, arguing that the company will facilitate surgical chipping to treat diseases such as obesity, autism, depression and schizophrenia.
Musk wants neurological implants to be placed on a person this year
In May, the company announced that it had received authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first human clinical trial.
Even if Neuralink's device turns out to be safe to use in humans, it would take more than a decade for a commercial use authorization for the chip, experts said.