Goal: Selecting the Optimal Experimental Approaches for Validating Emerging Neural Interface Technologies

At the NIT Laboratory, we are equipped with advanced technologies and expertise to deploy a comprehensive array of neuroscientific methods for the validation of cutting-edge neural interfaces. Our capabilities encompass: Slice Extracellular Recording, Calcium Imaging, Patch-Clamp Techniques, Rodent Stereotaxic Surgery, Immunohistochemical Staining, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Drawing of the experimental setup for in-vivo testing. Picture of the anesthetized rat during stimulation. The microdevice is fully implanted into the sciatic nerve.
Motor cortex stimulation using wirelessly powered epicortical neural implants.


Future work:

  • We plan on conducting free-behaving animal experiments with the microdevices chronically injected into the brain. In rat models of epilepsy, the microdevices will anticipate seizures and automatically trigger neuro-stimulation to effectively abort them.

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