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Paralyzed man regains control of his hand using an implant that reads his thoughts

Nine years ago, Ohio native Ian Burkhart’s whole life changed after a wave pushed him into a sandbar — paralyzing the former athlete. Now, thanks to BATTELLE NeuroLife® technology, Ian is able to use his hand again. A muscle stimulation device and a brain-computer interface pair up to give him back some of his freedom. Kim and Ian talk about his injury and the ways advancements in technology are changing lives.

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