Elon Musk’s Neuralink, a brain-implant firm, received approval from the FDA to conduct its first-ever in-human clinical study.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval gives Neuralink’s device implant test on humans a go signal.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink FDA Approval for Brain Implant Study
According to CNBC, the Musk-owned firm Neuralink announced that the FDA has already approved its study of brain implants in humans.
The brain implant device, Link, is surgically implanted into the brain. It contains a grid of electrodes that can record electrical activity from the brain. The electrodes then connect to a computer, which can translate the electrical signals into commands, which control devices or even thoughts.
The Musk-led company took to Twitter to confirm the recent FDA approval. It says, “This is the result of incredible work by the Neuralink team in close collaboration with the FDA.” On top of that, Neuralink notes that it “represents an important first step that will one day allow our technology to help many people.”