CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Experimental technology is helping a quadriplegic man move his arm again, for the first time in 8 years.
Bill Kochevar can raise a mug of water and drink from a straw, just by thinking.
It's all due to a brain-computer interface in the works at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Kochevar's brain signals go through the interface, bypassing his injured spinal cord, telling his arm & hand muscles to move.
The interface is part of BrainGate2, a nationwide trial of brain-computer bridges.
Kochevar, who was paralyzed in a cycling accident, says the moment was even better than he dreamed.
See the whole video of this landmark achievement here.
After 8 years, quadriplegic moves arm with his thoughts