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Neuralink N1 Wearable Brain Machine Interface
Winner - Bronze
Designer: Afshin Mehin - Industrial Designer
Design Type: Concepts & Prototypes, Concepts & Prototypes + Wearables Tech
Company / Organization / School: Woke Studio
Team Members: Afshin Mehin & Yoonsik Joo Levi Joo, Industrial Designer Jean-Louis Iaconis, Mechanical Engineer Max Hodak, Neuralink DJ Seo, Neuralink
Elon Musk, the founder of Neuralink, wants to give people the power to control machines with their minds. The Neuralink N1 brain computer interface is the companies first product, allowing paralyzed patients to live more independently by controlling assistive devices with there thoughts. The N1's is a deceptively simple looking device. It was designed to be discretely tucked behind the user's ear so as not to attract attention. The overall form was intended to get rid of any sharp edges that might make it uncomfortable to wear. Soft touch elastomers for the areas that are in contact with the ear ensures that the device remains comfortable. We also referenced a database of ear shapes to ensure that the device would fit as many different ear types as possible. The number of partlines and the size of partlines on the product were minimized to make it as easy to wipe down and prevent oils from building up. And a magnetic adhesive pad that sticks to the user's skin makes it easy to swap devices when batteries need recharging.