Novel Neural-Electrical Interfaces for Neural Device Control
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
A new method of manufacturing of deep brain stimulation devices is proposed. We will use proprietary method of processing of carbon nanotubes into ultrastrong and highly conductive thin sheets. Flexibility of the sheets and special electrode design will make possible effective integration of the designed implants into the brain tissues. This will greatly reduce inflammation which will be tested in-vivo (rats). High impedance and charge storage capacity comparable to that of irridium oxide will provide excellent interface for electrical excitation of neurons.
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NICO TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
3233 Andora Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48198
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UNIV. OF MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor, MI, MI 48109
Nicholas A. Kotov
Nonprofit college or university