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Paradromics Implant FDA 'Breakthrough Device'

Paradromics, founded in 2015, is developing a device that could help patients with severe paralysis regain their ability to communicate by deciphering their neural signals.


(Paradromics implant)

Paradromics’ BCI, the Connexus Direct Data Interface, is an assistive communication device that translates neural signals into text or synthesized speech. An array of tiny electrodes is implanted directly into the brain tissue, where it measures and deciphers brain signals that are ultimately emitted to external devices through a transceiver that sits under the skin in the chest.

“It’s essentially taking some of the things that have been successful in previous clinical trials, and then improving on them from an engineering standpoint to make them better,” CEO Matt Angle told CNBC in an interview.

Science fiction fans recall the communications implant from Oath of Fealty, a 1981 novel by Pournelle and Niven, that did the same thing.

Well, that only took forty years...

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