Controversial surgeon behind world’s first human head transplant reveals virtual reality system to help prepare patients

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Controversial surgeon behind world’s first human head transplant reveals virtual reality system to help prepare patients

A neurosurgeon planning to carry out the first human head transplant has unveiled a virtual reality system that will ‘prepare patients for life in a new body’.

Dr Sergio Canavero wants to carry out the operation next year and believes it could lead to people paralysed from the neck down being able to walk again.

Russian wheelchair user Valery Spiridonov has volunteered to take part in the first operation, which would see his head ‘frozen’ to stop brain cells from dying and tubes connected to support key arteries and veins.

 


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