Neuralink fixes brain implant issue, plans more installations

Business Insider May 9, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: Neuralink's first brain implant in a human had threads retracting but has been fixed. The company plans to install 10 more devices in humans this year. The implant allows cursor control using thoughts, with over 1,000 electrodes and at least 64 threads. Higher bits-per-second (BPS) scores indicate better cursor control. The patient, Noland Arbaugh, paralyzed since 2016, showed improvement after tweaks. Elon Musk confirmed the success on Twitter.

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