The device termed, Koniku, is reportedly being tested by the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial aircrafts, Airbus, to be used in planes as a security measure.
In a TED Conference earlier this year, Agabi showed the device to the audience and said it can be a game changer in providing solutions to security problems. Reports also confirm that the device is the first to fuse to live neurons from mice stem cells into a silicon chip.
According to Agabi, “We merged synthetic neurobiology with traditional silicon technology with the goal of fixing urgent real world problems. ”
Asides the potential to solve security challenges, the device is also useful in the medical field as it is capable of detecting cancer cells and other diseases. Agabi compared this to how a dog is able to sniff cancer cells which is entirely a recreation procedure by cloning the process on the silicon chip.
Agabi is a graduate of Physics from University of Lagos and later studied Physics and neuroscience in Sweden and Switzerland.