19/04/2016 1:19 AM AEST | Updated 30/12/2016 2:58 AM AEDT

Paralyzed Man Moves Fingers Thanks To Chip Implanted In His Brain

"The biggest dream would be to get full function of my hand back."

Ian Burkhart lost the use of his hands and legs in 2011, when a diving accident left him paralyzed. But a chip implanted in his brain has since allowed the 24-year-old to hold a cup and play a computer game -- at least in a laboratory setting. In the video above, you can learn more about Burkhart's story and the surgery that helped change his life. 

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