May 28, 2024



Elon Musk’s Neuralink chip suffers unexpected setback in first in-human brain implant

New York Post

By Shannon Thaler
Published May 9, 2024
Updated May 9, 2024, 5:50 p.m. ET

Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup Neuralink suffered an unexpected problem in its first-ever human implant as the device began to detach from the patient’s skull — reducing the amount of data it could capture, the company revealed Wednesday.

Neuralink’s brain-computer interface, known as a BCI, was implanted into 29-year-old patient Noland Arbaugh’s brain in January.

The chip is designed to help patients with paralysis control external technology using only their mind, and Arbaugh — who is paralyzed from the shoulders down due to a diving accident eight years ago — is participating in Neuralink’s six-year trial to test the device’s safety.

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