Italian neuroscientist Sergio Canavero says he can help!
Italian surgeon preparing patient for human head transplant by showing him how to walk again with VR
Sergio Canavero, a flamboyant neuroscientist ethicists have decried as ‘nuts,’ swears he’s ready to perform the world’s first head transplant within 12 mos!
An Italian surgeon really, seriously plans to transplant a human head within the next year in a creepy experiment that has skeptics wondering if he’s lost his own head.
Sergio Canavero is already preparing his patient for a “new world” in a new body using a virtual reality machine as a simulator.
Canavero, a flamboyant neuroscientist ethicists have decried as “nuts,” swears he’s ready to perform the world’s first head transplant within the next 12 months.
His patient, 31-year-old Valery Spiridonov, suffers from Werdnig-Hoffman, a rare and devastating form of spinal muscular atrophy that causes muscle wasting and motor neuron death. Spiridonov is confined to a wheelchair, his movements restricted to feeding himself, typing and maneuvering his wheelchair with a joystick.
This past weekend, Canavero revealed the surgical blade and virtual reality system he plans to use for the operation at a conference in Glasgow.
The diamond-cutting blade, designed by a professor of bio-engineering at the University of Illinois, is “probably the sharpest and most precise blade in the world,” one that will allow for a “clear cut of the spinal cord with a minimal impact on the nerves,” Canavero told reporters.
The maverick surgeon first detailed his brazen plans for a human head transplant last year in the journal Surgical Neurology International.
“The greatest technical hurdle to (a head transplant) is of course the re-connection of the donor’s and recipient’s spinal cords,” he wrote. “It is my contention that the technology only now exists for such linkage.”
Spiridonov says he has reach out to Zuckerberg and other social media billionaires for help!
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