Artificial stimulation of nerve cells is frequently used in practice for patients with severe brain injuries or for pain therapy. Up to now, stimulation by means of metallic electrodes has been the conventional method. Researchers at Graz University of Technology and Med Uni Graz are now actively working on an innovative alternative using implantable foils that contain color pigments from the food industry, react to light pulses and can thus stimulate nerve cells. This technology is expected to offer new applications to the healthcare sector in the future.
Have you heard about the research project? Learn more about how it works, the current status and the advantages over conventional methods at arcoro SNAPS.