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Fast forward to a new generation of miniature, wireless, high-density brain implants

Recent advances in implant miniaturization, wireless high-rate data transfer, and data compression



Imec has designed a new miniature chip for large-scale recordings that is 16 times smaller than the state of the art.

A new UWB transmitter supporting data rates up to 1,66 Gb/s can transmit the gigabytes of data from such implants.

Using the body as a transmitter, imec also demonstrates a telemetry system that enables free-floating implants.

A novel approach to data sampling and processing inspired by retinas compresses the recorded neural data 125 times.