(Observer) – In April, Elon Musk’s neurotech startup Neuralink proudly demonstrated an experiment of a macaque monkey with two “Link” devices implanted in his brain playing a video game—solely with his mind. The next step, Musk said, would be testing the device in humans. While that timeline is up in the air, some of Neuralink’s quiet competitors are already making rapid progress. Synchron, a New York startup that makes a brain-computer interface, or BCI, similar to Neuralink’s, said Wednesday it had received the FDA’s permission to test its brain device in human patients in what’s known as an early feasibility study. Synchron’s […]

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