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This Brain Implant Could Change Lives

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It sounds like science fiction: a device that can reconnect a paralyzed person’s brain to his or her body. But that’s exactly what the experimental NeuroLife system does. Developed by Battelle and Ohio State University, NeuroLife uses a brain implant, an algorithm and an electrode sleeve to give paralysis patients back control of their limbs. For Ian Burkhart, NeuroLife’s first test subject, the implications could be life-changing. Featured in this episode: Batelle: https://www.battelle.org/ Ohio State University https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/ Producer and Editor - Alan Jeffries Camera - Zach Frankart, Alan Jeffries Sound Recordist - Brandon MacLean Graphics - Sylvia Yang Animators - Ricardo Mendes, James Hazael, Andrew Embury Sound Mix and Design - Cadell Cook ----------------- Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com Connect with us on... Twitter: https://twitter.com/business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bloombergbusiness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bloombergbusiness/
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Jooonoothoon (2 days ago)
Looks like a power plug
DeathStroke (2 days ago)
That guys accent is so funny sounding
Clorox Bleach (2 days ago)
What the song near the end of the video?
Eliel Navarro (3 days ago)
Who else thought this was a clickbait bright side video?!?!?!?
What if you think of jerking off jus saying
dark hunter (3 days ago)
less dislikes wan we have something with out robotic parts more dislikes wan a robotic are is in (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
jacker372 (3 days ago)
This has a larger impact as a brain to machine Interface. This could lead to technology like mind controlled machines and machine controlled people.
The things we can invent today, to get independent lives are very amazing. From artificial arms, to artificial legs and so much more. Science and studying of our really incredible body, really helps to solve the problems we face from time to time. I really hope this man will help the next generation, who also may have the problem as well ;-)
mahadzir abd karim (4 days ago)
subhanallah our body is perfect.
MintGreen (4 days ago)
LONG LIVE SCIENCE!!!! like literally you live longer with science. its a fact. i think
DUSKIE STUDIOS (4 days ago)
Literally The Surge.
Penis Fencer (4 days ago)
Hope modern medicine and technology will get to a point where nobody is hindered in either health, performance or appearance so everyone can life their lives without any obstacles or unfair disadvantages. Even looks play a huge role ofc way less than any handicap or health problem, but still its sad that a lot of people dont get the same chances partners or happiness the stunners take for granted.
barbaryn PK (4 days ago)
"How about you go get a brain dumbass" me:
Darth Vader (5 days ago)
Looks like he has an iphone charger plugged into his head.
DiamondNova Games (5 days ago)
Imagine connecting the head transplant to someone else's body, could you control his body than?
High Priest of Keku (5 days ago)
All these people talking about "lelelel move military money into science xDDDD!!!!!" Meanwhile the money we spend on things like welfare, social security, and government programs going to useless things far exceeds the actual defense of our country and others.
Cracked Egg (5 days ago)
Yeah, I don't trust this at all
Berry雪 (5 days ago)
I thought the guy in the thumbnail was jonah hill lol
Vélasquez Bertea (5 days ago)
This is insane !!! It's unacceptable , it's like they find a way even if they do it to all the population to become disable or with multiple handicap , they still find a way for you to live the life ! I can't believe what I'm seeing , no offence people , but it's unacceptable ! THINK !!!! This is a business for them just like the hospitals in the big city's !!! THINK ?
Himanshu Mohanty (5 days ago)
Indians are intillegent
Niiruno (5 days ago)
If fake he can't move hims body he said and he need the computer but if you see the video he move the other by mistake. Ha fake
jimmy Rynn 1100 (5 days ago)
It looks like a bit off the old PlayStation remote
SHREDDER2025 (5 days ago)
Cybernetics are slowly but very closely becoming a mainstream technology. Soon the world is literally gonna look like something out of those cyberpunk movies and whatnot. Fully robotic arms, legs, even organs at this rate. It's kinda scarry to think about but also kinda amazing.
TBXD (5 days ago)
Reverse engineer this and boom, sao
Thiccr than u (5 days ago)
Charge your phone with brain juice
﴾ ﴿ (5 days ago)
omg indian AND cant speak.. my nightmare
Golden Archangel (5 days ago)
this is the mark of the beast the end times are here
Z0MG H4X (6 days ago)
No feeling tho, someone with this can easily get hurt and not notice until a long time but its a big step towards full restoration.
Krusty Kraken (6 days ago)
Sounds legit.
School Account (6 days ago)
And then the matrix was born
Iamvox (6 days ago)
Thumbnail looks like Jonah Hill
FUSSELCRAFT HD (6 days ago)
If they are using an electronic device connected to his mind to transmit signals to his muscles he can't use otherwise isn't he technically the first cyborg? Also doesn't that reeeaaaaaally fucking hurt if he stubs that port on his head on like a lamp or something ?
Christian Vega (6 days ago)
“Upgrade” this is gonna be Stem!!!!
that's amazing.
Todor Tashev (6 days ago)
And I'm taking for totally granted that I'm able to write this message with my own fingers.
Hjalte Ramsland (6 days ago)
No, u
BDoggy45 (6 days ago)
Before watching the video and just seeing the thumbnail, I was gonna make a dumb power outlet joke but after watching the video I decided not to make that joke.
David Grigorenko (6 days ago)
The apocalypse starts with the implant folks
Mercury (6 days ago)
And they still cant find a cure for male pattern baldness. fml.
Victor Waeo (6 days ago)
You can reboot your brain by pressing your thumb
Bulgarian Memes (6 days ago)
Haha you guys are idiots,open your blind eyes
Ingen som helst (6 days ago)
Amazing progress.
Kobi Morton (6 days ago)
First step for the future? this guy can tap and go now same as me. this is brilliant.
I'm hoping to access Wikipedia through my brain and to directly influence my intellect.
Javier Navarro (6 days ago)
Exciting 😮😮😮
Arcanum Mysterium (6 days ago)
Meditate. Enough with this joke.
H Truelock (6 days ago)
W0LFM4N (6 days ago)
It could be the future as long as I’m not tethered. But seriously this is awesome for those who have to live without the ability to live as they used to or they never have.
Mike Kotze (6 days ago)
flip it gives me a eery feeling watching him move is hand!
Why a implant? If scientists understood ether, consciousness, dielectricity and counterspace. They wont need implants, they would able to communicate wirelessly with the brain.
You should read it if you are interested in reality.
Ingen som helst (6 days ago)
No thank you.
Read Uncovering the missing Secrets of Magnetism.
Ingen som helst (6 days ago)
hype train (6 days ago)
I thought this was to charge something using your head
Dio_ solaire (6 days ago)
Who dfq disliked this video
iFornix (6 days ago)
The matrix
jackdawcaw (6 days ago)
I'd think a limitation is not getting sensory feedback. You don't feel your touch, movement of muscles and joints.. but it's certainly quite cool :) It's basically like the ab-exercise bands you can use while doing other things, except this is activated on the basis of brain activity. We've been able to read brain activity for quite a while with EEG so it really isn't that surprising.
二屄 吃屎 牛屄 (6 days ago)
no thank you.
Axiom (6 days ago)
CryptoData (6 days ago)
Such an awesome video and technology. Thanks for sharing!
mutalix (7 days ago)
Oh thank you 1% of the elite clans for allowing us non-elites to have a few table scrapes of technology!
Kevin Feliciano (7 days ago)
Wow this is incredible Who dislike this kind of things ? Their Competition I guess !?
ISSA1LOVELIGHT (7 days ago)
I guess it wouldn't be appropriate to knock him for playing Guitar Hero on easy...
mask boi (7 days ago)
What if we added this to robotics?? Wow
Anthony Camacho (7 days ago)
StarTrails 360 (7 days ago)
This is the great side of tech.
Jom Jones (7 days ago)
This is fucked we need to stop this science our world is over populated as it is humans don’t need to live to a million
mutalix (7 days ago)
+Jom Jones Don't be silly! Elites will never allow that to happen!
Flamez Kush (7 days ago)
By the look on the face of the dude on the thumbnail. I can say without a doubt I want no parts of this
FootSteps (7 days ago)
Game Pirate (7 days ago)
This is the kind of computer programming I'd love to do!
Andre Ledo (7 days ago)
Will he regain full dexterity in his hand?
wastefulhithere (7 days ago)
Fucking amazing.........
calf deck (7 days ago)
ghost in the shell are becoming reality.
wenthecowscomehome (8 days ago)
Dude will be able to finally yank his crank again, assuming it’s still in service
Zaid Haider (8 days ago)
I don’t want to sound crazy but i literally though of this 2 years ago and my dad told me to shut up 😂💔
Pariot (8 days ago)
Yo this is too much like Upgrade I'm scared.
adavari17 (8 days ago)
So there is hope for Trump and his supporters
jonathan Willis (7 days ago)
Hope is lost with them
alex miranda (9 days ago)
So technically I can control someone else's hand right?
answer is here (9 days ago)
I want to be mewtwo!
Unickarian (11 days ago)
oh hey! wouldnt this also help to kinda lastingly "re establish" connection of nerves or train people with parkinson desease, eventually?!
Ken Carter (11 days ago)
Thus guy is definitely gonna need a VPN.....
Ken Carter (11 days ago)
What the hell?
The Tick (11 days ago)
So Amazing. Imagine if we funded research like this like we do the military. We would be the greatest country in the world!
Tom D. A. (11 days ago)
How can he put the sleeve on in the morning when he needs the sleeve to put the sleeve on ARGH!!
Erwin Schrödinger (11 days ago)
The ultimate method for political correctness implementation and society control
gerry amani (12 days ago)
Now half the project .....stimulate the motor neurons connected to the limbs (arms or legs) just via computer signals (0 & 1s) we could be programmed to do tasks !
TheDarkLord (12 days ago)
after watching this i only feel thankful for science for helping differently abled people to experience new things and also amazed how supercomplex, yet simple our body is and efficient at doing tasks like these which we don't even have to think voluntarily about
Pranav Hari (12 days ago)
Bloomberg has really stepped up its game in producing quality content. The Vangelisque bgm is very apt!
Draxagon z (12 days ago)
An Indian man is everywhere.Proud to be an Indian
wth I'm so fucked up I'm high af and I thought this was fake cause it look like he was connected to a computer and everything looking huge af but dude this is so damn cool that's really nice
Samrat Somvanshi (12 days ago)
Gaurav Sharma Indian , proud
TROLLER4439KMA - (12 days ago)
mark of the beast
Cameron Piorek (12 days ago)
But will it help me win fortnite?????
Richard Smith (12 days ago)
Have seen this guy for years. I remember when he was bed ridden, using thought to move a mouse cursor on a screen. This guy is at the front of the line testing all the cutting edge tech.
Everything Facts (13 days ago)
“Change lives” or ruin lives...
Robert Ambrose (13 days ago)
Blue balls for life
Georg Plaz (13 days ago)
Not looking forward to the moment the first such devices will become hackable.. I assume that the final version will get rid of the big cord, which could introduce a vector of attack..
David divad (13 days ago)
My mind was just blown for the second time. The first time was when i saw patient with blood drained out of body to do heart surgery and brain was chilled to last longer without oxygen
Kobe Keomany (13 days ago)
Buzzfeed could use this.
Morty Schwifty (13 days ago)
Wow this tech is awesome. but what about hackers? This needs to be insanely secure before releasing to the public.
Sok Sothearith (13 days ago)
$650 billion dollars could result in advance space travel and this miracle of a thing
Hari Anugrah (13 days ago)
we can use this tech for better vr

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