Nov 8, 2022

This deep brain stimulator needs no batteries, only your breath

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

“This is the first system that combines all the pieces; efficient energy harvesting, energy storage, and the controlled brain stimulator.”

Researchers have devised an ingenious way to power deep brain simulators — Using the person’s breathing movements.

About 150,000 deep brain stimulators are implanted every year. Normally placed under the skin in the chest area with electrodes implanted in the brain, these stimulators are known to help with neurological and psychiatric diseases when traditional treatments fail.

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