OREANDA-NEWS Russian specialists from the So-Union Foundation for the Support of the Deaf-Blind, in collaboration with scientists from the non-profit Sensor-Tech Laboratory, have developed a brain implant that can activate various sense organs, such as vision or hearing. It is specified that the scientists created three neurochips, which help to restore vision, hearing, or get rid of neurological disorders.

For the blind, there is a system consisting of two devices: an internal part (an implant) and an external part (a camera and a microcomputer that transmits an image to the brain). This development will allow completely blind patients (including those without eyes) to see the world around them. It will also return vision to the people who had visual experience and are partially sighted.

The microchip for deaf and hearing-impaired people is also implanted in the brain, the second part of the device consists of a small microphone that is inserted directly into the inside of the ear (in the cochlea, where the nerve endings are located).

The third neuroimplant will help people with various neurological disorders: Tourette's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, tremor or chronic pain syndrome.

At the moment, the device is undergoing the last stage of animal testing (it was tested on monkeys). All experiments have been successful, and it is planned to implant the chips in test volunteers by 2024.