HEADLANDER IN REAL LIFE

TechLife Australia - - HOTSPOT -

A Rus­sian man suf­fer­ing from Werd­nig-Hoff­mann dis­ease has vol­un­teered to have a head trans­plant — a ter­ri­fy­ing and con­tro­ver­sial idea, to say the least. But VR will be used to help him cope with the trauma of hav­ing to see a dif­fer­ent body every time he looks down. Neu­ro­sur­geon Ser­gio Canavero, in part­ner­ship with a Chicago-based bio­engi­neer­ing com­pany, is work­ing on a project us­ing vir­tual re­al­ity tech­nol­ogy to pre­pare the pa­tient for a new body and the use of un­fa­mil­iar limbs.

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