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Watch: World’s First Head Transplant System Leaves Viewers Astonished

A shocking video has introduced the internet to the concept of a head transplant, leaving viewers in disbelief. The eight-minute animation, shared on X (formerly Twitter), showcases two autonomous surgical robots performing simultaneous operations to transfer a head from one body to another.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: May 23, 2024 14:30 IST
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The concept of a head transplant is both fascinating and unsettling
The concept of a head transplant is both fascinating and unsettling

A shocking video introducing the concept of a head transplant has left the internet in shock. In the animation video lasting more than eight minutes, two autonomous surgical robots take center stage in operations performed on two bodies at the same time. In the video, they remove the head from one body and seamlessly transfer it to another. The video was shared on X (formerly Twitter) with the caption: ‘BainBridge, the first head transplant system, uses robotics and artificial intelligence in head and face transplantation, offering hope to those with serious illnesses such as stage 4 cancer and neurodegenerative diseases…’

BainBridge, an American neuroscience and biomedical technology startup, has unveiled an innovative concept that makes it possible to transplant a patient’s head into a brain-dead donor body. According to WalesOnline, the startup aims to offer hope to people suffering from incurable diseases such as stage 4 cancer, paralysis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. This technology ensures the preservation of consciousness, memories and cognitive abilities.

After being shared online, the video garnered the attention of viewers around the world, garnering over 4.2 million views. However, the concept was not universally praised. Instead, there was skepticism about the feasibility of the procedure.

One user commented: ‘Interesting they can change heads but not cure cancer…’ while another pondered ‘What happens when you put an 80 year old head on a 14 year old? Does the body stop aging? It’s because the elite do it.’

‘Head transplantation is still some crazy sci-fi movie. We’re not even close,’ remarked another skeptic. ‘I still don’t understand how you can connect the spinal cord,’ asked one confused person. ‘It’s impossible, you can’t even. remove the spinal cord, let alone the entire brain,’ another person added.

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BrainBridge announced that their new method could be available within eight years. This innovative approach would use advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to perform organ transplant procedures. The visionary behind the ground-breaking concept is Hashem Al-Ghaili, a Dubai-based biotech and science communicator, as reported by WalesOnline.

‘Each step of the BrainBridge concept has been carefully considered, based on extensive research conducted and published by experts in various fields. Our technology aims to push the boundaries of medical possibilities and provide innovative solutions for life-threatening conditions. Our technology promises to open the doors to life-saving treatments that were unimaginable just a few years ago,’ Al-Ghaili was quoted as saying by the portal.

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First published on: May 23, 2024 02:30 PM IST

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