Robotic Head Transplant Surgery Plans Revealed

BrainBridge has released a concept video of its planned system that uses robotics, AI and precise imaging to perform head transplants

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 24, 2024

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A still from BrainBridge's CGI video of the possible head transplant

A biomedical robotics startup has introduced what it claims could be the world’s first robotic head transplant system.

The startup, BrainBridge, said the procedure could offer patients suffering from terminal illnesses a new chance of life by transplanting their heads onto healthy donor bodies. 

Robots would carry out the procedure and use AI and molecular-level imaging to ensure precise reconnection of vital nerves.

The project is being led by Dubai-based scientist Hashem Al-Ghaili who shared a CGI video of the head transplant concept on social media. 

Writing on X, formerly Twitter, Al-Ghaili said BrainBridge is “the world’s first concept for a head transplant system, which integrates advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to execute complete head and face transplantation procedures.” 

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“BrainBridge will be able to conduct face and scalp transplantation to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance,” the company said on its website. “Younger donor tissues reduce the risk of rejection and enhance appearance, with meticulous suturing and post-operative care to promote healing and minimize scarring.”

The company is also developing a smart headband, equipped with a brain-computer interface chip to enable patients to communicate during recovery, using their thoughts to control smart devices.

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The company is in the process of recruiting engineers to assist with the development of the technology.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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