Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brain implant reduces seizures


I've always had a passion for medical devices. This particular device is implanted in the brain and is made by Neuropace, a startup company in Mountain View, CA. The Neuropace system is called the Responsive Neurostimulator and the company will probably pursue FDA approval next year. Sounds very interesting. It's great to see advances in medical device technology. Soon, we'll have implantable devices for many conditions where electrical shocks and jolts will effectively manage conditions. Who needs drugs if you can be treated with electricity? You can read more about this device on Technology Review.

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