H01L 29/51, H01L 29/2003, A61B 5/0478, A61B 5/04001
Field effect devices, such as capacitors and field effect transistors, are used to interact with neurons. Cubic silicon carbide is biocompatible with the neuronal environment and has the chemical and physical resilience required to withstand the body environment and does not produce toxic byproducts. It is used as a basis for generating a biocompatible semiconductor field effect device that interacts with the brain for long periods of time. The device signals capacitively and receives signals using field effect transistors. These signals can be used to drive very complicated systems such as multiple degree of freedom limb prosthetics, sensory replacements, and may additionally assist in therapies for diseases like Parkinson's disease.
Frewin, Christopher Leroy and Saddow, Stephen E., "Long-term implantable silicon carbide neural interface device using the electrical field effect" (2018). USF Patents. 1090.
University of South Florida