A Brain-Recording Device that Melts into Place – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. In a recent study, researchers have come up with a brain implant that snugly fits on to the brain’s surface, essentially melting into place. Dr. Randall Stewart, at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says this new technology could pave the way for better devices to transmit signals from the brain past damaged parts of the spinal cord.
Stewart: You can place it on the brain, detect the signals that the brain’s produces and then use those signals to activate muscles or perhaps prosthetic devices.
Narrator: The study shows that ultrathin flexible implants, made partly from silk, can record brain activity better than thicker implants. For details, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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