Smart Neural Stimulators Listen to the Body

6/Feb 2015 1 min. read
http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/bionics/smart-neural-stimulators-listen-to-the-body
Type:
text
Original date:
27 Jan 2015
Authors:
Tim Denison, Milton Morris & Felice Sun
Projects:
Creo Animam

Implanted devices sense vital statistics to deliver precisely tailored therapy. Engineered systems composed of chips, wires, and batteries can replace or supplement biological systems that malfunction.

Notes

  • can be used for treating epilepsy (50 mil people worldwide, 30-40% of which don’t respond well to drug treatments)