Rice University Researchers Develop Magnet-Controlled Brain Implant

Magnet Controlled Brain Implant
Image Credit: Secure and Intelligent Micro-Systems Lab/Rice University
A team of Rice University engineers has developed the first-ever neural implant that can be both programmed and charged remotely with a magnetic field. This breakthrough may make possible imbedded devices like a spinal cord-stimulating unit with a battery-powered magnetic transmitter on a wearable belt. The integrated microsystem, called MagNI (for magnetoelectric neural implant), incorporates […]