Neirobridge will help paralyzed people gain the ability to move

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.