Synchron: A Giant Leap Forward for Neural Interfaces

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Synchron has developed an intracranial EEG recorder that can be delivered into the brain via conventional endovascular techniques, avoiding invasive brain surgery. The company believes that the positioning of its device, inside a vessel, rather than in brain tissue, will also yield increased stability and durability.

The ultimate achievement in brain-machine interfaces—bionic limbs or other engineered devices that extend the capabilities of a human—is thought control. The person with quadriplegia thinks it, and the wheelchair moves.

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