Whenever we come to the field of bionics, science and technological advancements have proven the dictum ‘small is better’. Going along those lines, a group of Australian researchers have contrived an implantable device which has a size of a tiny paper-clip. But beyond its diminutive dimensions, the contrivance for all intents-and-purposes is a ‘bionic spinal cord’ that can be incorporated in a proximate area (blood vessel) next to the brain’s motor cortex. So simply put, the tiny device has the incredible ability to actually record high-quality signals emitted from the brain and then transmit them to any exoskeleton or bionic limb. And since the contraption is non-invasive, the entire process totally avoids the need for open brain surgery.
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