3D-printed implants that link human brains to computers and stimulate the spinal cord
... could be used to treat people with paralysis
- Researchers built a prototype of the brain chip and tested it on animals
- It was effective at detecting and relaying electrical signals from a computer
- Also functions correctly on surface of the brain, peripheral nerves and muscles
- Hopes that it could one day be used on human patients to treat various conditions affecting the nervous system, including paralysis
Scientists are creating 3D-printed brain chips which could be used to treat nervous system conditions, including paralysis, by detecting and firing electrical signals.
The chip has been developed and successfully tested on animals, and researchers are now hopeful it can be adapted for use in humans.
It will also be able to connect to a computer and offer a host of next-generation medical benefits, scientists say.
The chips (pictured) have been developed and successfully tested on animals and researchers are now hopeful it can be adapted for use in humans
The neural implant (pictured) connects to a computer that will offer a host of next generation medical benefits and expand the current range of treatments
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