This report provides an overview of the neural implants currently in use and the status of the development of new implant concepts. The debate on nanotechnology and the progress made in neuroscience, particularly the further development of imaging techniques which permit us to "watch people thinking", have led to greater media interest in the field of neuroprosthetics. Precisely because in neuroprosthetics technology comes so close to people, media reports are often emotionally charged and riddled with science fiction visions, but they are usually also fixed on special cases. Even for the interested observer it is difficult to gain a satisfactory understanding of the state of technology involved in neural implants. This report is a reaction to this situation of inadequate information.
Stand der Technik neuronaler Implantate
Karlsruhe: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe 2008 (Wissenschaftliche Berichte, FZKA 7387), 105 Seiten
- Projekt description in German