Researchers funded under RE-NET adapted stent technology to create a less-invasive neural interface that can be implanted in blood vessels to record brain activity.
The team, led by the University of Melbourne’s Vascular Bionics Laboratory, created the novel neural-recording device, dubbed the “stentrode,” with a goal of safely expanding the use of brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) to treat physical disabilities and neurological disorders. By reducing the need for invasive surgery and the risks associated with breaching the blood-brain barrier, it opens up new potential for applying BMIs.
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