Tesla owner Elon Musk's startup Neuralink has implanted a chip in the human brain through surgery. This device is the size of a small coin, which will create a direct communication channel between the human brain and the computer.
If the human trial is successful then blind people will be able to see through the chip. Paralysis patients will be able to walk and operate computers. The company has named the chip 'Link'.
Musk wrote in his ex-post, 'For the first time, our company Neuralink implanted the device in a human being. The patient is recovering well. The initial results are promising.
Elon Musk wrote in another post, 'Through this device you will be able to control your phone, computer and any other device just by thinking. The initial users will be those whose limbs have stopped functioning.
Musk said, Imagine if Stephen Hawking were there, with the help of this device he would be able to communicate faster than a speed typist or an auctioneer.
According to Neuralink, the trial is being conducted on people who have quadriplegia due to cervical spinal cord injury or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The age of the participants in this trial should be minimum 22 years. The study will take about 6 years to complete. During this period the participant will get travel expenses to and from the lab.
Through trials, the company wants to see how the device is working on patients. However, the company has not yet told when the trial will start or how many participants will be included in it. Earlier in May, the company had received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the trial.