Imagine being able to control external devices with just your thoughts, without moving a muscle. That is exactly what the Stentrode can do. It is a revolutionary brain sensor implanted in the brain through a blood vessel, recording brain activity to control the body effortlessly. By sending this information to a computer, this life-changing device allows people who are paralysed to perform tasks online, like sending emails and shopping, just by using their minds.
The Stentrode was meticulously developed over 12 years by Professor Nick Opie, a biomedical engineer, and world expert in neural interfaces, and his team at The University of Melbourne. This ground-breaking technology has propelled their company, Synchron, to become the world's first to receive Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for conducting clinical trials on a permanent brain-computer interface designed for individuals with paralysis.
Join Prof. Opie as he shares the incredible journey of how the concept of the Stentrode was translated into clinical trials and its immense potential to change lives. This research opens a new world of possibilities in neuroscience and shows us what the future might hold.
Watch a livestream of this event at 5.30pm via this link.