Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company, Neuralink, aims to push the limits of brain-computer interface functionality.
“We’re designing the first nerve implant that lets you control your computer or mobile device from anywhere,” the company said. The implant, called Link, is a small circular chip with 1,024 thin electrode lines designed to stimulate neurons inside the brain.
The threads on the Link are so fine and flexible that they can’t be inserted by the human hand. Instead, we are building a robotic system that the neurosurgeon can use to reliably and efficiently insert these threads exactly where they need to be. – Neuralink explains on its website.
The company’s original goal was to help paralyzed people control computer equipment. Neuralink said that the brain implants are “designed to allow people to communicate more easily through text or speech synthesis, satisfy their curiosity on the Internet, or express their creativity through photography, art, or writing applications. .”
In the long term, the goal of Musk and his engineering team is to create a device that can improve the human condition in various ways. The company said: “This technology has the potential to treat a wide range of neurological diseases, restore sensory and motor functions, and ultimately expand the way we interact with others, with the world, and with ourselves.”
In the end, Musk saw a future of connecting brain-computer interfaces, which will provide entertainment for the general public. The user can download the “Neuralink” application to the mobile phone, then you can directly control the iOS device, keyboard, and mouse by your brain.