3D printed bionic skull for multimodal neural sensing
- Neurotechnology / Neuroscience
Practical technologies that enable simultaneous mapping of neuronal activities from large brain volumes at cellular resolution currently do not exist. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have conceptualized a transparent bionic skull for volumetric mapping of single-cell neuronal activities of up to a 45 sq mm area in cortex of a freely moving mouse at physiologically relevant temporal resolution. The bionic skull design includes optical instrumentation for high resolution imaging and sensors to track ultra-fast genetically encoded voltage indicators.
Phase of Development
Concept. Prototype under development.
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