The KIWI™ Is a Small, Self-Contained, Wirelessly Connected, Wirelessly Charged, AI-Driven Replacement for current deep brain stimulation (DBS) solutions. Existing DBS devices are primitive and excessively invasive, requiring a lengthy procedure ending in permanent trepanation. No larger than a grain of rice, the KIWI™ is embedded via a minimally-invasive operation into areas of the brain where clinical treatment is required. Neurons readily grow around the device’s carbon nanotubes, which deliver the small electrical pulses that are the basis of the effectiveness of DBS.
This implant design can be used to treat a wide range of conditions by changing its placement and software. The KIWI’s™ on-board AI provides a real time response to the condition of surrounding neurons. The device is continuously connected to ni20’s secure cloud, allowing for real time patient monitoring and therapeutic software updates.
The KIWI™ will record brain activity and deliver electrical and optical signals to target areas, with algorithms that will determine the therapeutic response and be continually improved by machine learning. It is implanted using an internally-developed, minimally-invasive surgical procedure. A cloud-based software platform will then securely collect and interpret information in real-time.