Company wants to build machine for head transplant


Nearly a decade ago, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero announced that he would soon transplant the first human head. Now a company has announced that it is working on the world’s first ever head transplant system.

The head transplant system is a groundbreaking device that will mark a milestone in the fields of neuroscience, human engineering and artificial intelligence, BrainBridge said on its website.

Hope for terminally ill patients?
According to BrainBridge, the futuristic-looking system (see video above) is intended to give new hope to patients suffering from incurable diseases such as stage IV cancer, paralysis or neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

The whole-body procedure involves transplanting a patient’s head into a healthy but brain-dead donor body, preserving consciousness, memories and cognitive skills. The concept for this comes from Dubai-based project manager Hashem Al-Ghaili, a biotechnologist and science communicator.

Should be available in eight years
According to BrainBridge, the procedure, which uses advanced robotics and AI for head transplantation, should be available within eight years. The procedure uses advanced, high-speed robotic systems to prevent the destruction of brain cells.

“The entire procedure is controlled by real-time imaging at the molecular level and AI algorithms to enable precise reconnection of the spinal cord, nerves and blood vessels,” says project leader Al-Ghaili on the company’s website. “Our technology promises to open doors to life-saving treatments that were unthinkable just a few years ago,” he says confidently.

No one knows how the psyche would react
Scientists have been dreaming of head transplants for more than a century and have already tested this in animal experiments. But even if all medical obstacles were overcome, no one knows how the human psyche reacts when someone suddenly wakes up from anesthesia with a foreign body…

Source: Krone


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