Pentagon Research Could Make ‘Brain Modem’ a Reality

The tiny injectable machine could turn your noodle into a remote control. The so-called “stentrode,” a combination stent and electrode, is the size of a paperclip and flexible. The tiny, injectable machine could help researchers solve one of the most vexing problems with the brain modem: how to insert a transmitter into the brain without also drilling a hole in the user’s head, a risky procedure under any circumstances.


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