Neuroscience is a fascinating subject and a world within itself. Imagine the problems of the human body being circumvented or pushed out by a chip in the brain. Well, that imagination has become possible. Neuralink is a neuroscience start-up that aims to implant wireless brain-computer interfaces in the most complex human organ to help cure neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia and spinal cord injuries and ultimately fuse humankind with artificial intelligence. Wow is the word for it, isn’t it! The chip (prototype) measures at 23 millimetres by eight millimetres, and has 1024 electrode threads attached to it that are implanted into the brain. The chip shall replace a coin-sized portion of skull and sit flush making it unnoticeable. It will be charged essentially in the same way how we go about our EarPods or Phone.
That’s a marvellous architecture of a design which is super simplified for such a complex function. Installing of the chip (and threads) by humans is nearly impossible and so it would be done by a robotic system. The Intellectual Properties behind this great breakthrough are unmatchable. From the industrial design of the robot (Woke Studios) to the design of the chip and the patents for the neural engineering, the boundaries of innovation have been certainly pushed fair and wide by Neuralink. It has created an understanding, interfacing and engineering of the brain that will be beneficial to the mankind for generations. The Industry can take a bow here, with what Neuralink has achieved in terms of Innovation and Intellectual Property.
“It’s kind of like a FitBit in your skull, with tiny wires” – Neuralink