Parkinson's

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

A wireless chip shines light on the brain

Researchers have developed a chip that is powered wirelessly and can be surgically implanted to read neural signals and stimulate the brain with both light and electrical current.

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Monitoring sleep positions for a healthy rest

Researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person’s sleep postures using reflected radio signals from a small device mounted on a bedroom wall.

3D printed rubbery brain implants

3D printed rubbery brain implants

Engineers are working on developing soft, flexible neural implants that can gently conform to the brain’s contours and monitor activity over longer periods.

Fighting hand tremors with AI and robots

Fighting hand tremors with AI and robots

Researchers have tapped AI techniques to build an algorithmic model that will make the robots more accurate, faster, and safer when battling hand tremors.

Therapies without drugs

Therapies without drugs

Researchers are investigating the potential of microimplants to stimulate nerve cells and treat chronic conditions like asthma, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

Parkinson’s: Patient treated with Deep Brain Stimulation device

The first Parkinson's patient worldwide was treated with a new neurostimulator, which enables better, more personalized care for patients.