“Neurosoft is developing a new type of soft, flexible brain implant that sits on the surface of the brain, just below the skull. Once in place, the implant’s electrodes can be used to record brain activity or deliver stimulation.
‘Two things are unique about our electrode,’ said Vachicouras. ‘One is that the materials we use are a lot softer than what’s currently available on the market — basically 1,000 times softer. They’re very elastic and about two times thinner, too.’
Because the implant is so soft, thin, and flexible, it can conform to the brain’s ridges and folds more closely than a standard electrode array, giving researchers access to parts of the brain that might otherwise be unreachable.”