Neuralink – The startup company of Elon Musk (Co-Founder) has completed two years of work in integrating machines with brain. They have tested on plants and animals. They are getting ready to start tests on humans. If their Brain-Machine Interface (BMI) works as expected then it will be break through in human life.
There are few groups which are already working on these type of interfaces since 2006. It works in two ways, 1. Insert the module inside body or 2. Place the module near the skin. Neuralink is going with first approach. Team has developed a chip with electrodes that will be inserted on human’s skull. Electrodes are thinner than hair will be placed on the outer surface of the cerebrum.
Team has tested on rat by making hole to its head. Below are the images.
Neuralink have to get approval from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to start tests on humans. It is not an easy task to get approval and complete tests. It takes few years before it becomes available for people.
The main purpose of the device is to aid people with brain damages and other disabilities. It also helps patients to control mobile devices without touching them. There are also plans to integrate Artificial Intelligence with Neuralink device.
We were so excited last night to show the world what we’ve been doing for the last two years. If you missed it, you can catch the full recording here: https://t.co/c2ARLI1sh2— Neuralink (@neuralink) July 18, 2019