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Brain Implants Case Study

Brain Implants have the capability to restore movement to the body by interrupting brain signals and replacing them with their own.

In 2015, Nathan Copeland was implanted with one of the first iterations of brain implants with four electrodes connected to his brain. In 2005, Copeland was paralysed in a car accident, however, this brain implants allowed him to regain feeling in his fingertips and control robotic arm using his brain.

The innovation of brain implants opens a new world of possibilities for people suffering from diseases and medical conditions.

 

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Kasulis K 2016 ‘Mind control brain implants are real don’t be scared they could do a lot of good,’ Mic Daily <https://mic.com/articles/177409/mind-control-brain-implants-are-real-dont-be-scared-they-could-do-a-lot-of-good#.VuBGPCE2d&gt;

Brain Implants and what it really means for society

Brain implants have been around for years with one of the first being the Cochlear Implant which improved hearing ability. In recent years, more and more medical devices have been toggling with the capabilities of brain implants to cure diseases, medical conditions and birth defects.

The Deep Brain Stimulator is a brain implant that has been rolled out within the last few years to cure diseases such as Parkinsons. It uses two electrodes connected to the brain that interrupt the synapse between nerves. This means that the implant is able to alter the information the brain receives in order to change the motion of the body. This is the first wave of invasive brain implants with the capability to control movement and interrupt normal bodily function.

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