Brain

Phone-based support for psychosis

University of Washington’s Dror Ben Zeev has published a paperdetailing a wide array of phone-based technology meant to support the recovery of psychosis throughout life — from early detection to symptom management to vocational rehabilitation, The...

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Sensor tracks cerebral aneurysm hemodynamics

Georgia Tech’s Woon-Hong Yeo has developed a 3D-printed, stretchable, battery-free, wireless sensor, implanted in brain blood vessels to measure incoming blood flow, to evaluate aneurysm healing.  The tiny device wraps around stents or diverters implanted to...

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Thought generated speech

Edward Changand UCSF colleagues are developing technology that will translate signals from the brain into synthetic speech.  The research team believes that the sounds would be nearly as sharp and normal as a real person’s voice....

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Voice-detected PTSD

Charles Marmar, Adam Brown, and NYU colleagues are using AI-based voice analysis to detect PTSDwith 89 per cent accuracy, according to a recent study. PTSD is typically determined by bias-prone clinical interviews or self-reports. The team recorded standard...

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Trigeminal nerve stimulation to treat ADHD

NeuroSigmahas received FDA clearance for its forehead patch which stimulates the trigeminal nerve during sleep to treat ADHD. The device won CE Mark approval in Europe in  2015.  The  approval was based on studyof  62 subjects. Over four weeks, those...

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Thought controlled tablets

The BrainGate/Brown/Stanford/MGH/VA consortium has published a study describing three teraplegic patients who were able to control an off the shelf tablet with their thoughts. They surfed the web, checked the weather and shopped online. A musician...

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