Improving Communication with the Brain Through Electrode Technologies

Rylie Green

Over the past 30 years, bionic devices such as cochlear implants and pacemakers have used a small number of metal electrodes to restore function and monitor activity in patients following disease or injury of excitable tissues. Growing interest in neurotechnologies, facilitated by ventures such as BrainGate, Neuralink, and the European Human Brain Project, has increased public awareness of electrotherapeutics and led to both new applications for bioelectronics and a growing demand for less invasive devices with improved performance.