Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


LLNL and its collaborators developed a prototype high-density penetrating neural interface in the form of a wireless, thin-film microelectrode array containing 120 microelectrodes and a package only a few millimeters in size. The electrode array is designed for implantation into the spinal cord and can be used for recording or stimulating neurons. The work advanced the state-of-art of high-density integration of electrodes with microelectronics. We are extending this technology to future projects that would enable advances in fundamental neuroscience and neural implants for restoring functions such as bladder control and limb reanimation.