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Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage

Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage



 

Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a recent interview that his brain-computer interface startup Neuralink is on track to address brain and spine injuries within a decade, noting that the technology could even address health issues such as morbid obesity.

Responding to the topic on Twitter on Sunday, Musk reiterated that it is possible and that his company is grappling with challenges like reversing paralysis.

 

 

Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage

 

He said: “It is certainly technically possible. We are trying to bridge the broken link between the brain and the body. Neuralinks in the motor and sensory cortex bridge past weak/broken connections in the neck/spine to Neuralinks in the spinal cord, This should theoretically restore full body function.”

 

Musk also described the challenges of developing the Neuralink device and called on people with specific skills to join his company.

 

“It’s an electrical/mechanical/software engineering problem for a Neuralink device, with a level of sophistication similar to a smartwatch (which isn’t easy!), coupled with surgical capabilities comparable to state-of-the-art CNC machines,” he said. robot.

 

If you’ve designed or built a smartwatch or phone , join Neuralink! Your skills are directly applicable. “

 

Neuralink is developing a microchip that can be implanted in the human skull. From the device, tiny wires with electrodes are drawn out toward the brain, allowing it to read and stimulate brain function. Musk also believes that Neuralink could treat certain neurological diseases.

 

“This generation of Neuralinks can help to some extent, but advanced cases of Alzheimer’s often involve macroscopic degeneration of the brain,” he said.

 

Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage

 

However, Neuralinks should theoretically be able to restore almost all function lost due to ‘local’ brain damage caused by stroke or injury. “

 

 

 

 

Musk says Neuralink chip could theoretically treat Paralysis Stroke and Brain Damage

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