The University of Florida neuroscience department in conjunction with its bioengineering department is working on a computer chip to be implanted into a person’s brain to help cure diseases. An article in Science Daily outlines the goals of this project. The intent of the research is to control or cure disease by decoding an individuals own brain function. Once decoded, it is the hope that the codes can be manipulated to address the disease process.
“It’s becoming a reality,” Sanchez said. “We’re designing electronics that we can interface with biological systems and we can use that to help people.”