First neural signals recorded by Ability brain-computer interface

Ability is a fully implantable neural recording system. Researchers designed it to amplify and wirelessly transmit high-channel-count, high-frequency neural data from the brain to a computer. [Image from Wyss Center]The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering released a whitepaper revealing the first neural signals recorded by the Ability system.

Ability is a wireless, implantable medical device known as a brain-computer interface (BCI) system. The Wyss Center team is developing the system with academic and clinical collaborators along with industrial technology partners.

The aim for Ability is to improve quality of life and provide independence for people with paralysis.

“Neuroscience is experiencing a global renaissance,” said Jonas Zimmerman, senior neuroscientist at the Geneva, Switzerland–based Wyss Center. “In recent years many talented research groups and industry leaders have developed new technologies ready to be tailored for people wi…

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