Applications of Nanotechnologies in Brain Implants
"Brain implants serve several purposes. By stimulating, recording or blocking neural signals, brain implants can be used to assist scientific and medical research, to aid drug delivery, and to restore motion and communication to those who have suffered from a neurodegenerative disease, limb loss, paralysis, or brain damage.
Brain implants will become more commonplace in the future, both in research and, in particular, to assist those with limited mobility. For example, a project known as BrainGate has been using neurotechnology to restore language and movement abilities, as well as lost functional skills, following trauma. Another project in 2017 saw the use of a brain implant to send a text message for the very first time. Research teams around the world are working to improve the capabilities of brain implants, in particular their medical applications."