Stanford engineers develop a wireless, fully implantable device to stimulate nerves in mice

A miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with a newly developed technique for wirelessly powering implanted devices is the first fully internal method of delivering optogenetics. The blue glowing device the size of a peppercorn can activate neurons of the brain, spinal cord or limbs in mice and is powered wirelessly using the mouse's own body to transfer energy. Represents collaboration PI and Post Docs, multi-discipline, Known4 Labs.


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