The Layer 7 Cortical Interface
A thin film microelectrode array that is engineered to conform to the brain's cortex without damaging tissue. Thousands of channels can be delivered anywhere on the brain's surface using our patented, minimally invasive insertion method.
A modular system of flexible microelectrodes designed for minimally invasive and reversible surgery
Advanced brain–computer interfaces require collecting and processing large amounts of neural data, potentially spanning multiple brain regions. Our Layer 7 Cortical Interface provides these capabilities while prioritizing patient safety.
Our surgical technique will allow us to implant electrode arrays on the brain’s surface with a simple, fast procedure. The surgery is designed to be reversible.
Our electrode arrays are engineered to conform to the cortical surface.
Multiple arrays can be combined to cover large regions of the brain.
We're developing machine learning software to translate neural data into computer code.
Electrodes can both record and stimulate, allowing precise communication with the brain.
Thin Film Technology
Each microelectrode array comprises 1024 electrodes ranging in diameter from 50 to 380 microns and is connected to a customized hardware interface.
- Array is 1/5th the thickness of a human hair.
- The slit for insertion is less than 1mm across.
- Array has 600x greater electrode density than standard cortical arrays.
- Slit insertion method will deliver more than 50 electrodes per second.
High Resolution Data
When the brain processes information or initiates an action, it generates electrical signals. Our thin film technology can capture these signals at micron scale, providing an unprecedented view into the brain’s activity. Think of the leap from standard television feeds to high-definition.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Our arrays are designed to be safely implanted using a novel, minimally invasive cranial micro-slit technique. The procedure uses a precise oscillating blade to make a 400-micron-wide incision in the skull—the width of roughly four human hairs. The arrays are inserted through this micro-slit, avoiding invasive surgeries that remove large amounts of the skull.