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this is Ian Burkhart of Ohio his hand and legs were permanently paralyzed in a diving accident when he was nineteen years old right now with the help of a new breakthrough computer chip implanted in his brain now twenty four year old is playing guitar hero when we first hooked everything up you know for the first time of being able to move my hands it was a big shock , and a milestone in the evolution of brain computer interface technology this really provides hope we believe for many patients in the future as the technology involved in the story Burkhart days the progress is moving along faster than he imagined the burn dream would be to get all functional my hand , you know you're not allowed you to be a lot more independent and not rely on people and , simple data data used it for granted scientists are working to improve the technology which for now can only be used in the laboratory , and move toward a wireless system bringing Burkhart another step closer to his dream