Injuries and illnesses have serious consequences, especially when they affect the brain and nervous system, but they shouldn’t diminish our dignity or our worth.
We live in a connected world, but when our own physical connections to the world are severed, we cannot easily repair them. In the absence of direct cures for conditions such as paralysis, blindness, deafness, and mental illness, we need to look for functionally restorative therapies.
In order to enable new, effective therapies for brain-related disorders, we need to build technologies that can communicate effectively with the brain. This means developing a specialized data interface that will translate between bioelectric and digital signals.