Graphene Research Shows Potential For Brain Implants

TechCrunch reports on research into the use of graphene for brain implants: “it could be used to make highly effective, flexible brain implants in future — biodevices that avoid the loss of signal problem associated with the scar tissue that can form around modern electrodes made from more rigid substances, such as silicon and tungsten.”

Although graphene implants would require much further research (including regarding toxicity) graphene electrodes could allow “the restoration of sensory functions for amputee or paralysed patients, for example, or to help individuals with motor disorders such as epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease.”