Biobolt reads your mind, transmits signals over your skin.
A new type of brain-computer interface allows information from the brain to be transmitted over the skin, using a “Body Area Network” (BAN).
The brain implant (pictured) is used to read specific signals - leg movements, for example - and then transmit the information over the skin to a receiver elsewhere in the body. If the receiver was then implanted in the leg muscles it could allow a disabled person to move their legs, with the signals not needing to pass down the spinal column.
The implant does not require open-skull surgery, but is implanted under the skin to avoid infection. Having the signals transmit through the skin is a big step up from current generation devices which require external wires, which usually restrict users to sitting in a wheelchair.