In a nutshell: Electronic neural prostheses like bionic ears, deep brain stimulators, and — potentially — bionic eyes, can repair damaged senses and movement control. This work describes a flexible electrode material that is designed to greatly reduce trauma to nerve tissue when prostheses are implanted.

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Apollo, N. V., Maturana, M. I., Tong, W., Nayagam, D. A., Shivdasani, M. N., Foroughi, J., Wallace, G. G., Prawer, S., Ibbotson, M. R., and Garrett, D. J. (2015). Soft, flexible freestanding neural stimulation and recording electrodes fabricated from reduced graphene oxide. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(23), 3551-3559.

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