Brain Chip Patient Moved Computer Mouse with Mind: Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced in an X Spaces event that the individual who received the Neuralink brain chip moved a computer mouse with his mind.

When asked if he had any updates on the patient, Musk said the individual “seems to have made a full recovery with no ill effects that we’re aware of and is able to control the mouse, move the mouse around the screen just by thinking.”

“So we’re trying to get as many button presses as possible from thinking. So that’s what we’re working on now is can you get left mouse right mouse, like mouse down mouse up, mouse left, button down, left button up, which is kind of needed.”

Must added, “[W]e want to have obviously more than just two buttons, and we try to make progress on that front. But overall it’s looking very good.”

A focus of the brain chip is helping individuals with neurological disorders, such as those with paralysis due to spinal cord injuries or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The chip, designed to sit behind the ear, would replace the portion of the skull that is removed during the operation.