Carnegie Mellon University

Soft brain in hand

June 18, 2018

Bettinger and Fedder create soft hydrogel brain implants

BME/MSE’s Christopher Bettinger and ECE’s Gary Fedder are part of a team that created a new soft hydrogel material for use in developing non-invasive brain implants. The hydrogel represents a major improvement over current brain implant technology, which has been hampered by the rigid materials used in their design, and often poses the risk of causing damage to the brain or provoking an inflammatory immune response. Read the article.