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New ‘thought-controlled’ device reads brain activity through the jugular
By Nicoletta Lanese
published 12 January 2023
A new brain-computer-interface device doesn’t require open-brain surgery to implant.
A brain activity-recording device called Stentrode sits inside a nearby blood vessel, similar to a normal stent.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Synchron)
After being fed through the jugular vein, a tiny, “thought-controlled” device can record brain activity from a nearby blood vessel, thus eliminating the need for doctors to crack open the skull, a small trial shows.
The device, called Stentrode, is designed to let people with paralysis operate assistive technologies using only their thoughts. For example, trial participants used the device to generate text messages and emails and to do online banking and shopping, according to a new report, published Monday (Jan. 9) in the [...]