A smart chip that allows the transmission of brain data wirelessly and
with high accuracy has been developed by scientists at Nanyang Technological
According to scientists it may help combat Parkinson's disease or allow
paraplegic people to move their prosthetic limbs. "It is about a hundred
times more efficient than current processing chips on the market. It will lead
to more compact medical wearable devices, such as portable ECG monitoring
devices and neural implants, since we no longer need large batteries to power
them," said Arindam Basu, Assistant professor from NTU's School of
Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
‘The low-power microchip allows paraplegic people to move their prosthetic limbs through the wireless signals it transmits from the brain.’
The research team have tested the chip on data recorded from animal
models, which showed that it could decode the brain's signal to the hand and
fingers with 95% accuracy.