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With artificial intelligence they manage to make a man recover part of the mobility of his arm

A traffic accident in USA left Keith Thomas without the mobility of almost his entire body, after damaging his C4 and C5 vertebrae, in the year 2020. But today he has recovered part of his faculties thanks to the use of artificial intelligence.

This technology that is so fashionable has been used in the field of medicine. Thus, a team from the Feinstein Institute of Medicine has developed a system that will give you mobility.

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According to a report from the Xataka website, this work involved “mapping” the patient’s brain using magnetic resonance tomography (MRT), and identifying the specific parts of his brain that allow the movement of his arms and the sense of touch in his hands. .

The next step was a 15-hour operation to implant microchips in his brain. The curious thing is that Thomas remained conscious during the procedure, which also included the placement of some kind of ports in the scalp.

All this can be connected to a computer. According to the outlet, the process is called “thought-directed therapy,” and what they do is use artificial intelligence algorithms to interpret thoughts and turn them into actions.

The result is that Thomas was able to move his arm at will, and also felt his sister holding his hand. Two factors that are a good sign for the procedure that is still under study.

Source: Elcomercio

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