Onward announced the successful first-in-human implant of its ARC-IM Stimulator, to restore upper extremity function after SCI. The patient also received a wireless brain-computer interface (BCI), designed to initiate thought-driven movement when paired with ARC-IM.
According to the announcement:
“Working in concert with ARC-IM, the BCI is engineered to capture the intention of a paralyzed individual to move their upper extremities and uses artificial intelligence to decode those thoughts. ARC-IM then converts the decoded information into ARC-IM Therapy – precise stimulation of the spinal cord – resulting in thought-driven movement.”