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Watch: Paralyzed man moves his hand with his thoughts

Last week, a paralyzed man moved his hand with his thoughts for the first time, The Washington Post reports. The movement is possible thanks to Neurobridge, a microchip that was implanted in the patient’s brain to reconnect the mind to the muscles. The chip works by interpreting brain signals and sending them to a computer; it then sends them to a sleeve that stimulates the correct muscles for the patient to carry out the movement. Check out the video above to see the young man’s first hand movements since he became paralyzed after his first year of college.

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