Brain implants are tiny devices that neurologists implant in the brain for a variety of neurological disabilities. Doctors have already had success with cochlear implants for hearing loss and research is underway to help with epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, strokes, and for individuals with spinal cord injury and loss of limbs.
Micro implants are able to read electrical and chemical signals from the nervous system to stimulate lost nerve function. These devices create a bridge between damaged neurons in the brain to restore function.
Future neural implants are being developed to restore hearing, motor, bladder function, speech, depression and epilepsy. Experiments are being conducted on deep brain and spinal cord simulation, these tests will enable doctors to advance neural prosthetics to the next level of health and rehabilitation.
Brain and nerve implants are headed to help many people gain their mobility, hearing, memory and other basic functions which are involuntarily controlled by our brains.