First Neuralink patient makes 'full recovery': Elon Musk

Spinal Tech

The first person to receive a Neuralink implant has recovered and is operating a computer mouse using only their mind, CNN reported Feb. 20.

The update comes almost a month after the first human case was reported. The brain chip is designed to help people with spinal cord injuries. 

"Progress is good, [and the] patient seems to have made a full recovery … and is able to control the mouse, move the mouse around the screen just by thinking," Elon Musk, owner of Neuralink, said in an X Spaces event. 

The implant got FDA approval for human trials in May, and recruitment for human trials began in September.

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