Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

Scientists have developed a ew device which can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time.

 

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The new device, named the WAND, works like a "pacemaker for the brain," monitoring the brain’s electrical activity and delivering electrical stimulation if it detects something amiss.

 

 

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