Nanotechnology to the rescue


In a nutshell: Electronic neural prostheses like bionic ears, deep brain stimulators, and — potentially — bionic eyes, can repair damaged senses and movement control. This work describes a flexible electrode material that is designed to greatly reduce trauma to nerve tissue when prostheses are implanted.

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Nanotechnology to the rescue

Apollo, N. V., Maturana, M. I., Tong, W., Nayagam, D. A., Shivdasani, M. N., Foroughi, J., Wallace, G. G., Prawer, S., Ibbotson, M. R., and Garrett, D. J. (2015). Soft, flexible freestanding neural stimulation and recording electrodes fabricated from reduced graphene oxide. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(23), 3551-3559.

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