In a statement, Neuralink has confirmed that it has recently received permission from an independent review board in the US to begin recruiting participants for its first human trial. The study will focus on testing the safety and functionality of an experimental neurotechnology device that can collect and analyse brain signals. Neuralink, a company founded by Elon Musk, is seeking individuals with paralysis caused by vertical spinal cord injury or ALS. Participants will have a brain-computer interface (BCI) surgically implanted in a region of the brain that controls movement. The goal of the study is to enable participants to control a computer cursor or keyboard using only their thoughts.
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