Today we highlight a 2010 patent by Advanced Neuromodulation Systems addressing a serious concern during the use of electromagnetic brain stimulation methods–where unintended stimulation of neurons can cause seizures or migraine headaches.
U.S. Patent No. 7,831,305: Neural stimulation system and method responsive to collateral neural activity
- Assignee(s): Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
- Inventor(s): Bradford E. Gliner
- Technology Category: Transcranial Stimulation
- Issue Date: November 9, 2010
The ‘305 patent addresses a phenomenon occurring during electromagnetic stimulation treatments of neurological conditions, where unintended stimulation of neurons can cause undesirable or collateral activity such as seizures or migraine headaches. [Read more…] about Minimizing negative side-effects from electromagnetic neural stimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #39