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The Quadriplegic Who Moved His Hand

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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