New Progress in China's BCI Technology! Paraplegic Patient Achieves "Brain-Controlled Water Drinking"

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Recently, a team from Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University and School of Medicine, Tsinghua University used a BCI with implantable epidural electrodes to enable a quadriplegic patient to autonomously perform brain-controlled functions such as drinking water.

The patient had a complete spinal cord injury at the cervical vertebra due to a car accident, and had been in a state of quadriplegia for a long time. on October 24, 2023, the research team carried out the first clinical implantation trial of the wireless minimally invasive-implantable BCI for the patient, where neurosurgeons implanted two coin-sized BCI processors into the patient's skull, and the prosessors successfully capturing intracranial nerve signals from the sensorimotor encephalic region.

After three months of home rehabilitation training, the patient is now able to control the pneumatic gloves through brain electrical activity to autonomously perform brain-controlled functions such as drinking water. The patient's spinal cord injury clinical index and somatosensory evoked potential measurements have improved.

It is reported that the implantation of a second spinal cord injury patient was successfully completed at Beijing Tiantan Hospital on December 19, 2023.  The signal reception is normal, and the patient is currently receiving rehabilitation training at home.

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