Connexus®

Direct data

interface

Hand with medical glove holding the Cortical Module for scale

With our high data-rate, massively scalable brain computer interface, we will help motor-

impaired people now and unlock future applications that could benefit millions.

With our high data-rate, massively scalable brain computer interface, we will help motor-impaired people now and unlock future applications that could benefit millions.

Direct Data Interface (DDI)

Category-defining BCI

  • Direct data interface (DDI) is a BCI with both the data rate and the proximity to brain signals for advanced applications

  • Intracortical electrodes provide precise, single-neuron resolution that surface electrodes cannot

  • Current platform supports over 1600 intracortical channels for an industry-leading data rate

  • Massively scalable to support even more channels, higher data rates, and future enhanced capabilities

Hand with medical glove holding the Cortical Module for scale
Cortical module

Direct, long-term access to brain data

Proven materials

Commonly used in similar medical devices, including titanium alloy body and platinum-iridium electrodes

Low-power/Low-noise

Patented on-chip processing to transform neural signals from analog to digital as close to the source as possible

Reliable

Hermetically sealed ceramic feedthroughs to protect electronics for long-term implantation

Tissue-friendly

Fine electrodes, each thinner than a strand of hair, limit tissue disruption

Cortical module

Long-term, direct access to brain data

Proven materials

Commonly used in similar medical devices, including titanium alloy body and platinum-iridium electrodes

Video of cortical module
Cortical module

Long-term, direct access to brain data

Low-power/Low-noise

Patented on-chip processing to transform neural signals from analog to digital as close to the source as possible

Cortical module
Cortical module

Long-term, direct access to brain data

Reliable

Hermetically sealed ceramic feedthroughs to protect electronics for long-term implantation

Cortical module image
Cortical module

Long-term, direct access to brain data

Tissue-friendly

Fine electrodes, each thinner than a strand hair, limit tissue disruption

How it works

Real-time
DDI enabled communication

01

The Cortical Module, Internal Transceiver, and their connecting lead are surgically placed by a neurosurgeon using well-developed techniques commonly used in other surgical applications.

The Connexus DDI system includes the Cortical Module, Internal Transceiver, and the connected lead to transfer a continuous stream of data
How it works

Real-time
DDI enabled communication

02

The miniature microelectrodes on the Cortical Modules extend just below the brain’s surface to directly gather rich neural signals from the motor cortex.

Illustration of the miniature microelectrodes on the Cortical Module
How it works

Real-time
DDI enabled communication

03

This data passes from the Cortical Module to the Internal Transceiver along a thin, flexible lead. It is then wirelessly transmitted from the Internal Transceiver to a wearable External Transceiver via a secure optical data link. The system is continuously powered via an inductive couple.

Render of the data being processed through the Cortical Module to the Internal Transceiver along the lead
How it works

Real-time
DDI enabled communication

04

This continuous stream of data then passes to a small computational unit that applies AI, machine learning, and advanced language models for real-time interpretation of the user’s intended speech or computer inputs.

Stylized illustration of patient utilizing the Paradromics system to communicate
User-Friendly

Designed for secure, reliable everyday use

The fully-concealed, implanted system provides complex data handling of brain data with no through-skin ports or wires.

A lightweight, unobtrusive wearable provides continuous wireless power and receives data securely using a near-infrared optical link.

Motor impaired patient using the Paradromics system with a computer to communicate

MASSIVELY

SCALABLE

More brain data equals better performance.

Medical illustration of 4 Cortical Modules on the surface of the brain

The Connexus DDI platform supports up to four cortical

modules and an industry leading

1684 electrodes, allowing

individualized placement and advanced capabilities.

The Connexus DDI supports up to four cortical modules and an industry leading 1684 electrodes, allowing individualized placement and advanced capabilities.

MASSIVELY SCALABLE

Future application pipeline

The core technology will scale to support an order of magnitude increase in data rate in next generation devices without major architecture changes, making Paradromics uniquely positioned to bring even more powerful new DDI-based technologies to market in the coming years.

If you are a patient or caregiver interested in learning more about current and future applications of Paradromics core technology, join the Paradromics Community to connect with our clinical team.

DDI technologies will support future applications like healthcare workers
DDI technologies will support future applications like recovering military
DDI technologies will support future applications

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to learn more?

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