This neural implant accesses your brain through the jugular vein

03-Jun-2019
From Futurism
The brain-computer interface lets paralyzed people type using their thoughts.

For the first time, doctors are preparing to test a brain-computer interface (BCI) that can be implanted onto a human brain, no open surgery required.
The Stentrode, a neural implant that can let paralyzed people communicate, can be delivered to a patient’s brain through the jugular vein — and the company that developed it, Synchron, just got approval to begin human experimentation.
By leaving the skull sealed shut, patients could receive their neural implants without running as great a risk of seizures, strokes, or permanent neural impairments, all of which can be caused by open-brain surgery.


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