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The technology that Neuralink has developed, says Mehin, allows people to control parts of their body (like artificial limbs) through a tiny computer (microchip) that is surgically implanted in the brain.
Last year, Woke designed a wearable product that goes behind the ear and works in conjunction with Neuralink’s brain implant, says Mehin. They also designed the outer layers of the robot Elon Musk presented at the end of August, which will carry out the brain implant surgery.
“The robot has five degrees of motion, so our role is to create something that’s visually unintimidating, simple and doesn’t feel like it’s an overly complex machine,” he says.
As industrial designers, Mehin says Woke is assisting Neuralink in humanizing this technology.