Elon Musk’s Neuralink initiative, which aims to build a bridge between the human brain and the computer, started negotiations with the FDA. If it is positive, manned experiments will begin during the year.
Elon Musk, who has made history with Tesla and SpaceX companies, has another important initiative left in the background. The Neuralink initiative, which has been in operation for several years, develops technology aimed at communicating between the brain and the computer. This year the initiative will take an important step.
What is Neuralink?
The Neuralink project captures the brain signals that arise through thought and turns them into electronic signals that the relevant electronic devices can understand. The device has cables containing 1024 electrodes and provides high speed data flow. In addition, needle solutions are not as painful as other methods.
It is stated that Neuralink will have a diameter of 23 mm and a thickness of 8 mm, its internal battery will offer 24 hours of use and will work with Bluetooth. All processes of the solution, including drilling holes in the skull, will be performed by the robot surgeon.
Musk states that Neuralink can make life easier for people with neurological problems. Neuralink brain-computer interface can be used for people suffering from memory loss, at risk of heart attack, struggling with insomnia or struggling with addiction. For example, Neuralink will be able to examine the user’s health data to see if they are about to have a heart attack.
For Neuralink, especially paralyzed patients have demands to be a subject. Musk, who gave an answer to these; The US Drug Administration stated that negotiations with the FDA are ongoing, and if things go well, the first human trials will begin within the year.
The future of the Neuralink project, which has serious obstacles such as preventing corrosion in the brain, is very curious. Even though former employees claim that the project is drifting into a chaotic environment, it will even be successful to a certain extent.
Hi @elonmusk, I've been thinking for a long time how to write this to you – but I'll keep it very simply:
I was in a car accident 20 years ago and have been paralyzed from the shoulders ever since. I'm always available for clinical studies at @Neuralink.
Please get in touch!
— Hamoon Kamai (@hamoon__) January 31, 2021