It's something that's never been done before. A paralyzed man remarkably moves his arm for the first time using a computer.

People have used their minds to move a robotic arm or to write words on a computer screen, but they say it's the first time a paralyzed man has done something like this. A microchip was implanted into his brain and then connected to a computer, which translated his thoughts and sent signals to his arm.

Only time will tell exactly how significant this breakthrough in technology is. Initially, it appears to be a bright light of hope for individuals who have lost the ability to move their arms and legs. Ian Burkhart tells CBS News emotionally it was a sense of hope and excitement.

Watch 23 year old Ian  move his arm for the first time using this technology.