Neurobridge Allows Brain To Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) June 2014 -- A man in Ohio has become the first patient ever to move his paralyzed hand by using his thoughts. In a small, crowded laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 23-year old Ian Burkhart looked closely at his hand, squinted with concentration and made a fist as doctors, neuroscientists and engineers from Battelle, and Ian's family gasped.