These tests will be at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, on 6 cases, to evaluate their effectiveness and safety on paralyzed patients.
These smart fibers will benefit patients who have paralysis or amputation in their limbs, because of the possibility of reactivating the nerves of the limbs through these electronic devices.
The American company will also conduct other experiments in Australia on people who use prosthetic devices or have implanted limbs, but they need these devices to transmit nerves signals from the motor cortex in the brain to these prosthetic devices, so that they can control their limbs easily through their thoughts as if they were natural limbs.
Through these fibers, people can perform extraordinary new tasks, such as controlling computers, completing work-related tasks, sending text messages or emails, or doing online banking and shopping, just by controlling their thoughts.
The company explained that the new device, which it called "Stentrode", can be implanted without surgical intervention in just two hours, as it is implanted in a blood vessel below the neck and enters the brain.