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Thought-driven movement device for spinal injuries implanted in first human

September 27, 2023

ONWARD Medical has completed the first-in-human implant of its spinal cord stimulator with use of an investigational brain computer interface to aid limb movement in spinal cord injury patients.

ONWARD’s ARC-IM stimulator was implanted in a patient at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The wireless brain-computer interface – the BCI WIMAGINE device from CEA-Clinatec – was inserted nine days later.

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