Ability is a wireless, implantable medical device known as a brain-computer interface (BCI) system. The Wyss Center team is developing the system with academic and clinical collaborators along with industrial technology partners.
The aim for Ability is to improve quality of life and provide independence for people with paralysis.
“Neuroscience is experiencing a global renaissance,” said Jonas Zimmerman, senior neuroscientist at the Geneva, Switzerland–based Wyss Center. “In recent years many talented research groups and industry leaders have developed new technologies ready to be tailored for people with severe paralysis. Now is the time to build on these achievements, overcome the final hurdles, and bring neural interface technology to those who need it most.”