The term "bypass" is most often used in cardiac surgery, where it refers to an operation to create a bypass path around the affected area of the heart muscle. Chad Bouton, together with a group of neurophysiologists, developed the Neirobridge electronic shunt system, with the help of which it became possible to bypass the affected area of the spinal cord.
In order for the system to function, the patient is implanted with a tiny pea-sized microchip that reads electrical impulses from the part of the brain that is responsible for specific organs. The received impulse is decoded and processed using a special program, after which it is redirected to an electronic stimulator, which activates the muscles of the paralyzed organ within tenths of a second.
Four patients took part in the test trials. After their successful completion, it is possible with good reason to assert the creation of a unique bypass system, which ensures the passage of impulses from the brain directly to the paralyzed limbs, which returns the patient's ability to move.