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Sprinkling of Neural Dust Opens Door to Electroceuticals


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Sensor attached to a nerve fiber in a rat

The sensor, 3 millimeters long and 11 millimeters in cross section, attached to a nerve fiber in a rat. Once implanted, the batteryless sensor is powered and the data read out by ultrasound.

Credit: Ryan Neely

University of California, Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.

From University of California, Berekeley
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