Elon Musk recently showed off its new venture called Neuralink, which is a company specialising in brain-computer interface (BCI). While the field of BCI is nothing new, there was always an issue of advancement in the field as almost all research is based on inserting implants in the brain to measure electrical activity. Since these implants require specialised equipment, most of the development remains confined to labs.
However, Neuralink did make some new announcements that are creating hype. The company’s BCI uses numerous thin wires that can be implanted in a brain to intercept signals being fired by neurons. The company aims to solve a host of problems by doing this like understanding and treating brain disorders, preserving and enhancing brain function and more. However, Neuralink is not the only company working on such neuroscience applications. Here are five other European startups in the same field.