In a Nutshell
Michel M. Maharbiz, is pioneering a general platform for reading and writing data to tiny implants that are activated by ultrasound. His focus on miniaturized technology and biology provides real-time information about molecular and physiological states.
More about Michel
Berkeley professor and inventor Michel M. Maharbiz is a pioneer of using ultrasound for communication and power, affecting the way our nerves fire with millimeter-scale implantable devices that are changing the future of new therapies for disease. His research interests include the extreme miniaturization of technology focused on building synthetic interfaces to cells and organisms. He is known as one of the co-inventors of "neural dust", an ultrasonic interface for vanishingly small implants in the body. He and his colleagues developed the world’s first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles, which was named Time Magazine’s Top 50 Inventions of 2009.