Nanotechnology will be the key field of research that will bridge future gaps between advancements in neurological control and interfaces that connect our own bodies to our own brains in new and exciting ways.

Vivek Maheshwari and Ravi Saraf recently wrote a thorough review of advances from nanotechnology in the developments of artificial “skins” that can mimic the sensitive electrical responses of the human sensation of touch. Michael Berger from Nanowerk provides a nice overview of the published review to help guide you through this important research.

The exciting next step, then, is to integrate the nano-skin with the neuro-device through a direct functional link between living neurons in an embedded structure that connects the electrical activity of the artificial skin to the brain in a meaningful way.

“Nanotechnology skin to rival human touch” :: Nanowerk :: September 30, 2008 [ READ ]

“Tactile Devices To Sense Touch on a Par with a Human Finger” :: Wiley InterScience Abstract (read) :: Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 7808 – 7826 :: [ READ REVIEW ARTICLE PDF ]

 

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Last updated August 19, 2018