Optical Interconnect for High-Density Neural Signals

Razi-Ul Haque | 18-ERD-042

Executive Summary

We are developing a first-of-its-kind optical interface for use with neural implants that uses microfabricated probes and transmitters to capture data and send it as an optical stream, enabling neuroscientists to perform long-term neurological studies of unprecedented complexity in ambulatory animals. While broadly applicable to medical research, this technology supports efforts in chemical and biological countermeasures.