READING THE BODY’S ELECTRICAL SIGNALS TO TREAT ILLNESS (University of Melbourne):
“Chemical electricity is how we move, think, and remember.
And increasingly, as technology miniaturises and computer power multiplies, it’s how we are treating chronic illness.
Since the fully implantable pacemaker was developed in the 1950s to keep a patient’s heart beating in rhythm using electrical impulses, engineers have now gone on to develop devices that can be implanted directly in the brain, under the scalp, or even inside blood vessels to treat diseases and disorders like Parkinson’s and epilepsy, as well as mental illnesses and paralysis.
But Professor David Grayden in the University of Melbourne’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is aiming to go further [Read more…] about Next: Monitoring the body’s electrical signalling to enhance brain health