Implant: tiny, magnetically powered neural stimulator -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Implant: tiny, magnetically powered neural stimulator

09.06.2020

Image: miniature implantable neural stimulators laying on rice; Copyright: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

Rice neuroengineers created the bi-layered film to power implantable neural stimulators that are approximately the size of a grain of rice. The film converts energy from a magnetic field directly into an electrical voltage, eliminating the need for a battery or wired power connection.

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Image: implant at MEDICA trade fair; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf