Neuralink is a biotechnology company founded by Elon Musk and a few others. The company’s headquarters is currently in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 2016 and is currently first publicly disclosed in May 2017. In this article we are going to take a quick look at what the company does and what it plans to offer to the medical community.
Musk is the CEO of the company, along with Robert Ghaffarian, a former NASA science officer, and J. Norbert Curnoles, a Stanford University Electrical Engineering professor. They have received funding from both the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the Army Corp of Engineers. They plan to use the neuralink technology to help restore the function of the human brain to an extraordinary degree.
What is this amazing new technology? According to their website, it is “an advance in information technology that uses engineered molecules that can be inserted into the body via a procedure called intrathecal delivery”. This is just one of many applications for this cutting-edge technology. According to their website, it will help to deliver the nervous system from the body back to its natural state. This will allow the body to receive the neuralink signal it needs in a natural state and not needing to process it through the digestive system, or being burned up in the digestive system.