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The Quadriplegic Who Moved His Hand

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Ian Burkhart moves hand

Doctors and researchers watch intently as Ian Burkhart becomes the first patient to move his paralyzed hand using groundbreaking technology called Neurobridge.

Credit: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ian Burkhart was 19 and fearless and horsing around in the surf with friends on vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks when he mistimed a dive and a wave drove him headfirst into a sandbar.

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