New Brain-Computer Interface Rivals State-of-the-Art Devices
Published in Tech News.
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) offer the glimmer of hope of enabling the paralyzed and disabled to control external devices with brain signals. A new study published in Advanced Functional Materials unveils the world’s first-of-its-kind brain-computer interface with a flexible backing and penetrating microneedles that enable better recording of brain-activity signals.
“Neural interface technologies that enable recording of broadband activity are anticipated to revolutionize neuroprosthetics by restoring communication and motor control in patients with neurological injuries, for use with neurotherapies for patients with epilepsy, movement disorders, and for use with neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disrupted cognitive processes,” wrote the study authors.