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US-based BrainBridge Develops World's 1st Head Transplant System

Written by : Jayati Dubey

May 24, 2024

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Source: X (Twitter)

A video illustrating BrainBridge's head transplant procedure, aided by advanced robotics, has recently gone viral on social media.

BrainBridge, a US-based startup specializing in neuroscience and biomedical engineering, has announced the development of what it claims to be the world's first head transplant system.

BrainBridge's head transplant system is described as a "revolutionary concept" that leverages cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence to ensure successful head and face transplantation procedures.

According to the startup's website, this device will signify a monumental achievement in the realms of neuroscience, human engineering, and artificial intelligence.

Viral Video Demonstration

A video illustrating BrainBridge's head transplant procedure, aided by advanced robotics, has recently gone viral on social media.

The animated video, shared on May 22 on X (formerly Twitter), demonstrates two surgical robots simultaneously operating on two bodies. One robot removes the head from one body and places it onto another.

The animation further shows how these robots would function if this technology became a reality. Since its posting, the video has amassed nearly nine million views and received numerous likes and comments.

The video has sparked a wide range of reactions, with many viewers expressing unease and skepticism. One commenter noted, "To date, there has been no surgery or therapy capable of rejoining a severed spinal cord within the same individual, let alone between different individuals."

Another highlighted the complexity of the procedure, stating, "Just to be clear, this robot, not a human, is going to be doing neurosurgery, plastic surgery, a tracheostomy, vascular surgery, anaesthesia…We don't have a robot that can do any of those things by themselves, let alone a procedure like this, which has never been done to a human."

Advanced Technology & AI Integration

The startup promises improved outcomes and faster recoveries. The procedure would maintain the patient's awareness, memories, and cognitive abilities.

The system employs advanced high-speed robotic systems to prevent brain cell degradation and ensure seamless compatibility between the head and the new body.

Real-time molecular-level imaging and AI algorithms guide the entire procedure, facilitating precise reconnection of the spinal cord, nerves, and blood vessels.

According to BrainBridge, this technology would be ideal for patients suffering from conditions such as paralysis, parkinson's, alzheimer's, and more. The reliance on AI aims to minimize human error during the complex procedure.

BrainBridge's ambitious goal is to demonstrate the head transplant procedure on a live patient within the next eight years.

To achieve this, the company is actively seeking collaboration with leading experts in the fields of neurosurgery, robotics, and AI. The integration of these advanced technologies aims to pave the way for significant advancements in medical science and patient care.

BrainBridge's announcement has generated significant interest and debate within the medical and scientific communities.

While the feasibility and ethical implications of such a procedure remain contentious, the company's bold vision underscores the potential of robotics and AI to transform healthcare.


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