Minimizing negative side-effects from electromagnetic neural stimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #39

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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…

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Monitoring neurological activity to detect epileptic seizures: Key Neurotech Patent #9

—– Today we are shar­ing a 2002 patent assigned to Neu­ropace, Inc. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 6,473,639: Neu­ro­log­i­cal event detec­tion pro­ce­dure using processed dis­play chan­nel based algo­rithms and devices incor­po­rat­ing these pro­ce­dures. Assignee(s): Neu­ropace, Inc. Inventor(s): David R. Fis­chell, Jonathan…

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Study: Brain scans mapping language and memory areas can help guide epilepsy-related surgeries

Can brain scans help doc­tors nav­i­gate epilep­sy surgery? (UPI) “…When med­ica­tion does­n’t effec­tive­ly con­trol epilep­sy, surgery may be rec­om­mend­ed. Doc­tors can remove the part of the brain that trig­gers seizures or use cer­tain pro­ce­dures to con­trol seizure activ­i­ty. Before surgery, how­ev­er, the brain must be “mapped” to ensure the regions respon­si­ble for lan­guage and memory…

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