Elon Musk, the founder of Neuralink Corporation, an American neurotechnology company is creating implantable Brain Machine Interfaces. The organization headquarters are in San Francisco. The company was founded in July 2016 and was officially announced in March 2017. What actually Neuralink does is that it solve the problems related to our brain and spine via implanted device. Neuralink needs to make the establishment of your brain-machine interface effortless and fast as simple as Lasek Surgery. The designed has changed altogether and now takes after a little coin and is fitted in our head. By hearing this, it seems like we will not look normal but that’s not true because the size of device is so small that it will not affect our look.
Neuralink’s initial moves toward a versatile high-data transmission brain machine interface framework. We have assembled varieties of little and adaptable anode “strings”, with upwards of 3072 terminals for each cluster appropriated across 96 strings. We have additionally manufactured a neurosurgical robot fit for embeddings six strings (192 terminals) every moment. Each string can be separately embedded into the mind with micron accuracy for shirking of surface vasculature and focusing on explicit cerebrum locales. The size of device is 23mm x 8mm. Its fits pleasantly in your skull in light of the fact that your skull is about 10mm thick. The whole process take less than an hour and can be done without general anesthesia. The charging of this device is same as we charge our smart watch or phone.
The main aim of this device is to improve the lives of peoples with paralysis. From this device people will enable to regain independence, communicate and express their creativity.
There is always a risk of bleeding while inserting a device in our brain. For this reason, the company is trying to use micron-scale threads inserted with a needle whose diameter is same as that of neurons present in our brain. Moreover, the threads are so fine and adaptable that they can’t be embedded by human hand. Therefore, the organization is designing a neurosurgical robot for the insertion of thread so that there will be less risk of damaging.
In 2020, Neuralink exhibited the device installation in a pig demonstrated that a living creature can work regularly subsequent to having one embedded and then removed. Elon Musk has announced that Neuralink received breakthrough device designation from the FDA in July 2020.
The company had also created an application which allow you to control your iOS gadget, console and mouse legitimately with the action of your brain, just by contemplating it. The Neuralink application would manage you through activities that instruct you to control your device. Through Bluetooth connection, you are able to control mouse, keyboard etc.
By introducing these types of devices they are enhancing youth abilities, creativity and taking them to the next level of world. This innovation can possibly treat a wide scope of neurological problems, to reestablish tangible and development capacity, and in the end to extend how we associate with one another, with the world, and with ourselves.