Elon Musk’s Neuralink was beaten to the clinic by a rival brain-computer interface company. Synchron enrolled the first patient in the COMMAND study that will assess the New York-based company’s implant in individuals with severe paralysis.

Visionary tech magnate Elon Musk is taking his neurotech company to the next step toward in-human trials of his implantable brain-machine interface.  

A paralyzed man in Cleveland fed himself mashed potatoes for the first time in eight years, aided by a computer-brain interface that reads his thoughts and sends signals to move muscles in his arm, U.S. researchers said.