(ORDO NEWS) — One of the founders of Neuralink, Max Hodak, introduced an implant for people with vision problems.
The vision implant was developed by Science Corp, led by Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak. The device is a film that is installed over the retina. The implant can process signals and send information to the carrier.
The implant is placed surgically. The film, two millimeters wide, transmits data to a processor built into special glasses.
They must be worn by the patient after surgery. Created by Science Corp, the device has been tested on rabbits, and Hodak plans to start testing the device on humans in the coming years.
“We are starting with a very limited group of patients with severe unmet needs,” said Max Hodak.
According to him, in the future, the implant can be used not only to eliminate vision problems – the device will expand the capabilities of a person.
Journalists noted that Hodak left Elon Musk‘s Neuralink startup in 2021. It is not known whether the specialist left of his own free will or was fired.
In early November, specialists from the University of California created a neuroimplant for paralyzed people, which helps speed up the process of voicing thoughts.
The gadget is a brain implant with electrodes, as well as a neural network that recognizes brain activity.
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