Tag Archives: Miller

Brain Machine Interface Muscle control bypassing Spinal Cord

paralysed monkey bypass spinal cord brain machine Bypassing Spinal Cord, New Brain Computer Interface Sends Signals Directly from Brain to Muscles


Medical researchers have successfully enabled a paralyzed monkey to move its hand, by delivering messages from the brain directly to the muscles, completely bypassing the spinal cord. This is a breakthrough for spinal-cord injuries, it opens doors to future brain implants that could restore movement in paralysed limbs.

A new Northwestern Medicine brain-machine technology delivers messages from the brain directly to the muscles – bypassing the spinal cord – to enable voluntary and complex movement of a paralyzed hand. The device could eventually be tested on, and perhaps aid, paralyzed patients.