Brain implant thinner than a single human hair could allow you to use social media with your MIND
Scientists have developed a brain implant thinner than a human hair that allows people to use social media with their minds alone, without having to use their hands or click any buttons.
What is the purpose of this invention?
- The experimental chip is designed for paralyzed or mute paralyzed people who cannot use their limbs to communicate via a computer.
- But this invention, known as the "Layer 7 Cortical Interface," may also allow healthy people to use social media with the power of their minds alone.
- This brain implant differs from the one developed by Elon Musk because the procedure required to implant it is less "invasive" and dangerous since the chip is placed on the surface of the brain instead of tissue.
What is an implant?
- It is a strip of thin, flexible material, similar to tape.
- The tape contains electrodes and is about a fifth of a human hair thick.
- This helps the device be implanted in the brain, fitting it to the surface of the brain without damaging any tissue.
How is slide farming done?
- To implant the device, surgeons make a very thin incision in the skull and insert it.
- The incision is less than a millimeter, which means patients don't even need to shave their heads, Michael Mager, CEO of Precision, told CNBC. Mager added: "I think this is a huge advantage compared to techniques that require, for example, the removal of a large part of the skull, which takes a lot of time and carries a high risk of infection." "I have never met anyone who wanted a hole in their skull."
- The device works by collecting and interpreting brain signals and issuing commands to a connected device depending on the received brain signal. Because scientists can easily increase the number of electrodes on the tape, it could be used to treat other neurological conditions.
- The chip can be easily removed if patients change their minds. "Precision" stated that the device succeeded in decoding brain signals in animals, expressing its hope to obtain approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to test implants in humans in the next few months.