This neural implant is designed to be implanted in the human central and nervous systems

A new class of neural implants being developed at the Livermore Lab are the first clinical quality devices capable of two-way conversations with the human nervous systems. Unlike existing interfaces that only sense or only stimulate, these devices are capable of stimulating and sensing using both electric and chemical signals.

Possible Impacts:
The possible therapeutic impacts are nearly endless, ranging from restoring sight and hearing, reanimating limbs, and potentially even treatments for depression, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

Design Features:
– Multiple functionality on one clinical quality platform
– High electrode density
– Mechanically flexible
– Miniaturized electronics package
– Wireless functionality
– Fully implantable using existing methods