Brain implant trial – level 1

25-09-2023 15:00

Elon Musk has a company called Neuralink. They want to try something new with people who cannot move their bodies.

Some people cannot move because their back or their muscles are sick. These people can take part in a test. In the test, a robot will put an implant in the brain of the person. The implant can help them control a computer only with their mind.

At first, Neuralink wants to test this on ten people. But US authorities worry if the implant is safe for people. So it is not clear how many people will take part in the trial. It will probably take more than ten years to test everything. Elon Musk thinks the implant can also help people who are very fat or who have mental problems. But first, they need to see if it is safe for people to use.

Difficult words: implant (an object which doctors put in a person’s body), mind (what you think), trial (test).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What kind of materials does Neuralink use to make the implants safe for humans?


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