Active Stocks
Mon May 27 2024 15:12:40
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 175.40 0.34%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 369.70 -1.37%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 834.60 0.72%
  1. HDFC Bank share price
  2. 1,530.55 0.92%
  1. Tata Motors share price
  2. 958.05 -0.28%
Business News/ News / World/  Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets FDA nod to test brain implants in humans

Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets FDA nod to test brain implants in humans

Elon Musk's Neuralink has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Elon Musk's Neuralink has expressed its gratitude to the FDAPremium
Elon Musk's Neuralink has expressed its gratitude to the FDA

Elon Musk’s Neuralink has announced a significant milestone in its mission to enable direct communication between brains and computers. 

The brain-machine interface company has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to proceed with its first in-human clinical study. This approval is seen as a crucial step forward for Neuralink's groundbreaking technology.

Neuralink expressed their excitement and satisfaction as they revealed the acquisition of FDA approval to initiate their inaugural clinical study involving human participants. This significant development was announced through a tweet posted by Neuralink, which was shared by Elon Musk. 

The company expressed its gratitude to the FDA and emphasised the collaborative effort between its team and the regulatory agency.

Also Read: Tesla coming to India? Elon Musk says carmaker to decide on new factory location by year-end

While the recruitment for the clinical trial has not yet begun, Neuralink aims to facilitate direct brain-computer communication. Elon Musk had previously explained that the implantable Neuralink device would enable individuals to interact with computers using their minds. 

The company has made significant progress, as demonstrated by implantation tests conducted on monkeys, where the animals were able to play video games and manipulate cursors through the Neuralink interface.

The potential applications of Neuralink's technology are vast. Musk envisions the possibility of restoring lost capabilities, such as vision and mobility, in humans who have experienced impairments. 

The company's ultimate goal extends beyond medical applications, with Musk expressing concerns about the potential dominance of artificial intelligence and aiming to enhance human intellectual capabilities through brain-machine interfaces.

Also Read: Tesla is offering more than $1300 discounts on some Model 3 cars in US

Neuralink's progress has been closely watched, considering Musk's track record for ambitious predictions. Although initial projections for human tests in 2020 were not met, the recent FDA approval marks a significant step towards realising the potential of this groundbreaking technology.

Neuralink is not the only player in the field of brain-machine interfaces. Synchron, a company that specialises in similar systems, made headlines earlier this year by announcing the successful implantation of the first brain-machine interface in the United States.

You are on Mint! India's #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

Sounak Mukhopadhyay
Sounak, spinning the digital news scene since 2012, crafts trendy articles for LiveMint.
Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 26 May 2023, 07:33 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You