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Randy Atkins: It’s theoretically possible, according to Joe Pancrazio, a neural engineering program director at NIH, but…
Joseph Pancrazio: People choosing to have brain surgery in order to be enhanced is a fantasy that will never be realized, because of the surgical risk.
Randy Atkins: He says it is worth it for the paralyzed.
Joseph Pancrazio: The concept of an implantable device to record and measure the intent to move is possible.
Randy Atkins: Pancrazio says those electrical signals could bypass damaged spinal nerves to reach healthy muscles.
Joseph Pancrazio: We could restore an individual’s ability to be able to move their own paralyzed limb.
Randy Atkins: Control of body, not mind. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP Radio.
This will be the topic of a public debate on Tuesday [Feb. 27]. To find out more about this story, go to wtopnews.com and click on “Innovative Engineering” under "Quick Links" at the very bottom of the page.