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Miracle is in the USA! Turns the thoughts of paralyzed patients into commands


BRAIN-computer Developed by the Australian company “Synchron”, an interface startup, this 3.81 cm device was implanted in the brain of an ALS patient at Mount Sinai West medical center in New York on July 6th. The results of the test are awaited.


Founded in 2016, the Australian company Synchron had previously implanted this device in the brains of four paralyzed patients in Australia, the first in 2019. These patients can use this brain implant to send messages on Whatsapp and shop online without side effects. Synchron, ABD He had also received permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use the brain implant in six US patients with severe stroke. According to experts, although this technology is still in its infancy, it gives hope. It can alleviate the effects of conditions such as ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), which is a motor neuron disease.



The purpose of the device is to enable the patient to send e-mails and messages ‘using their thoughts’ even after they have lost their mobility. Composed of wires and electrodes, the device converts thoughts into commands to be sent to the computer.


A similar project of FAMOUS entrepreneur Elon Musk, “Neuralink”, has not yet received FDA approval. Neuralink and Synchron’s devices differ in size and setup. Neuralink’s device is smaller, but part of the skull must be surgically removed before it can be inserted into the brain. Synchron, on the other hand, does this by placing the device in the vessels that feed the brain, without removing the skull.

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