New Delhi, May 20: Tesla CEO Elon Musk-run brain-computer interface company Neuralink has reportedly received a nod from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implant its brain chip in a second person. The approval for the second person to have a Neuralink chip came as the first recipient -- Noland Armagh in the US -- detailed his emotional journey.

The latest chip in the second recipient comes with some fixes, like embedding some of the device’s ultrathin wires deeper into the brain, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. Musk or Neuralink were yet to officially react to the development. Elon Musk Thinks Solar Energy Is Very Much Underestimated in Terms of Its Capability.

Neuralink Second Patient Brain Chip Implant Approved by US FDA:

The Neuralink chip can help restore full body control in people suffering from paralysis. The company earlier achieved a successful brain-chip implant with Armagh and began the applications for the second participant for the chip implant.

According to Musk, the company can bridge "severed nerve signals to a second Neuralink in the spine, restoring full body control”. With the chip in his brain, Arbaugh has enabled "telepathic control of a computer or phone just by thinking". Zoho CEO Sridhar Vembu Says No One Will Lecture India About ‘WTO Norms’ Anymore After US Imposed Hefty Tariffs on Chinese EVs.

The Neuralink trials aim to assess the initial functionality of the wireless brain-computer interface for enabling people with paralysis to control external devices with their thoughts. --IANS na/vd

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