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The chip was implanted by Chinese scientists in the brain of a monkey and was able to perform its work successfully
London – Arabia Net
Published in: May 13, 2023: 02:12 PM GST
Last updated: May 13, 2023: 02:27 PM GST
Chinese scientists have been able to develop a smart chip implanted in the brain that can read what is in the human mind and then issue commands to a robotic arm to move and execute commands, which could make a breakthrough in the world of devices implanted in the human body or wearable.
The smart brain chip was implanted by Chinese scientists in the mind of one of the monkeys, and it was able to perform its work successfully, in preparation for implanting it in a human mind, as it enabled the monkeys to control the robotic arm using their minds, which constitutes a very important development in the field of treating diseases that cause movement disability in humans.
A report published by the British newspaper “Daily Mail” and viewed by “Al Arabiya Net” said that researchers at Nankai University announced this achievement on May 5, and praised it as an achievement that would improve the lives of people with special needs.
The brain computer converts the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals into instructions to control the animal to navigate the device while delivering food.--
The research has not been peer-reviewed, nor have these claims been independently verified, as they are only available in a statement on the university’s website.
“The experiment was led by Professor Duan Feng’s team from Nankai University and completed jointly by the General Hospital of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (Hospital 301) and Shanghai Shenwei Medical Technology Co., Ltd.,” the university said.
This experiment is another result obtained on the basis of the previous brain-computer intervention experiment, and the EEG signal and other basic techniques have been identified. The university also shared a photo of the team performing surgery on the monkey while it was undergoing a brain transplant. The anesthetized monkey was lying on a table where doctors see a screen showing the procedure.
The researchers published the “interventional brain-computer interface developed by Professor Duan Feng’s team, through interventional surgery, which connects an interventional EEG sensor to the wall of monkey brain vessels and can collect intracranial EEG signals without a craniotomy.”
The intrusive EEG sensor passes through the jugular vein, enters the sagittal sinus, and reaches the brain region of the motor cortex. After the operation, the EEG signals were successfully collected and identified, realizing active control of the animals in the robotic arm.
According to Professor Duan Feng, “The results of a brain-computer interface intervention experiment conducted in the brains of non-human primates have promoted, and will help advance, the progression of the interventional brain-computer interface from prospective laboratory research to clinical application.”
He added, “This innovation will enjoy the industrial upgrade of medical institutions, by bringing together medicine and industry to create a national brand of advanced medical equipment, broad market prospects in the field of medical rehabilitation for brain diseases in the future.”
And while the researchers haven’t released a full study yet, other companies have already tested brain implants in humans, providing evidence that they work.