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Elon Musk promises an ‘awesome’ update on brain-computer ‘Neuralink’ project

Elon Musk said the technology could be tested in a human patient with brain or spinal cord injuries as early as this year

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 19:22 IST
Coming soon: ‘Awesome’ Neuralink update, says Elon Musk
Coming soon: ‘Awesome’ Neuralink update, says Elon Musk (REUTERS)

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has promised an "awesome' update to the brain-computer interface technology being built by his side startup Neuralink.

To help paralysed people control devices and empower people with brain disorders, Neuralink last year unveiled tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.

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On a Twitter thread from noted tech investor Cathie Wood, Musk said on Sunday the technology could be tested in a human patient with brain or spinal cord injuries as early as this year, CNET reported on Tuesday.

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"The profound impact of high bandwidth, high precision neural interfaces is underappreciated. Neuralink may have this in a human as soon as this year," Musk tweeted. "Wait until you see the next version vs what was presented last year. It's awesome," he added.

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The technology has a module that sits outside the head, behind the ear, and receives information from "threads" embedded in the brain.

Controlled by an iPhone app, the chip called "N1 sensor" with just a USB port coming out can have as many as 3,072 electrodes per array distributed across 96 "threads" -- each "thread" smaller that the tiniest human hair.

The chip which will be wireless in the future can read, transmit high-volume data and amplify signals from the brain.

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"This has the potential to solve several brain-related diseases. The idea is to understand and treat brain disorders, preserve and enhance your own brain and create a well-aligned future," Musk told the audience at the launch event last year.

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First Published Date: 06 Feb, 10:39 IST
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