Neurotechnology en Getting Inside the Athlete’s Brain <div class="field-byline"> Joyce Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher takes neurology to the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>One of the things Kutcher has been teaching for years is concussion as a network injury. When we talk of localizing things in the brain one of the first things we do is try to describe whether it is a focal process like a stroke, a multi-focal process like MS, or is it a diffused process; something that affects the neurons or blood vessels in the brain in a very general way. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronics Neurotechnology Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:26:00 +0000 13521 at Brain Analysis System Approved by the FDA <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The FDA has approved EIMindA’s Brain Network Activity (BNA) Analysis System, which will allow physicians to compare a patient’s functional brain network activity to a healthy brain. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Electronics Neurotechnology Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:05:00 +0000 13141 at Courtesy of EIMindA For These Medical Devices, the Future Is Now <div class="field-deck"> Bionic limbs, ingestible sensors, neurostimulation, and shrinking implantable devices are opening new potentials in medical technology. They also bring many challenges that will need to be met in the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Medical design innovations are moving into areas never before attempted. The following are just a few of a vast array of leading-edge technologies that address what the future of medical technology will bring.</p> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Materials Electronics Design-Engineering Neurotechnology Implantables Tue, 20 May 2014 20:25:00 +0000 12431 at Algorithm may solve hearing-impaired background-noise woes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A computer algorithm developed by team of engineers at Ohio State University, led by DeLiang Wong, professor of computer science and engineering, could be the linchpin to break through that cacophony for the hearing-impaired. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Products Neurotechnology Prototyping Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:31:00 +0000 10611 at Covidien-Novation agreement expands access to brain monitoring system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Covidien announced a three-year, single source agreement for the BIS Brain Monitoring System with Novation, the leading health care supply chain company with more than $40 billion in annual purchases for members of VHA, UHC, Children’s Hospital Associaton, and Provista LLC. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:08:00 +0000 9271 at Integrated lead-interconnect system for IPG devices is medtech first <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Evergreen Medical’s Encompass Lead-Interconnect System is the first pretested integrated lead-interconnect system designed for implantable neurostimulator pulse generator (IPG) devices. The Encompass, enabled by Bal Seal Engineering’s Sygnus contact system and RMS’ premolded 16-channel header technology is intended to save development time and costs for neurostimulation device companies.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology Mon, 10 Jun 2013 20:07:00 +0000 8651 at Depression-battling device poised to launch in US <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Israel-based Brainsway Ltd announced that after completing production of approximately 100 Deep TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation) systems, it plans to “initiate US commercial sales of the device” this week. In addition, Brainsway has slated the official US marketing launch of Deep TMS for the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 18-22, in San Francisco. In January, the FDA approved Brainsway's proprietary DeepTMS device for the treatment of depression in patients who failed to respond to antidepressant medications in their current episode of depression.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology Tue, 07 May 2013 13:41:00 +0000 8291 at Parkinson’s doesn’t stop DBS-equipped fitness trainer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Roy Roden has always had an adventurous spirit. The 55-year-old and his wife Lynn enjoy participating in many interesting outdoor activities together. Roden and Lynn recently completed their most challenging journey yet — a 4,500 cross-country bike ride to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s disease. As recently as last year, these activities would have been unmanageable for Roden — one of the more than 1 million Americans living with Parkinson’s. Diagnosed in 2008, he began experiencing difficulty over time with basic tasks, such as eating and getting dressed. Each day he was taking 10 different medications, and their effectiveness was waning. Last July, Roden made the decision with his neurologist and family to pursue Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy, during which a small, pacemaker-like device sends electronic stimulation to a specific area of the brain that controls movement.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology Mon, 06 May 2013 20:21:00 +0000 8281 at BRAIN is smart <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The recently announced Washington initiative known as BRAIN—Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies—has its critics and supporters. I’m planted in the latter camp. Funding for the 10-year, $100 million initiative announced by President Obama earlier this month will start in 2014 and is to be distributed through the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition, four private ventures have pledged contributions. The project will bring together scientists from private and public institutions to investigate how the brain’s 100 billion cells interact with each other. Many researchers believe that brain mapping could unlock the secrets behind complex diseases like Alzheimer’s and autism. But while some scientists praise the effort, others criticize it for its undefined goals as well as costs that are projected to go from the $100 million in 2014 to $3 billion over the next decade—a hefty price tag for sure as federal programs and entities are feeling the effects of the budget sequester. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology DoubleTake Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:20:00 +0000 8041 at Advances in neuroscience expand treatment—and lower costs—for patients with psychiatric and neurological disorders <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p> Two neurotechnology companies have teamed up provide state of the art diagnoses and therapy for patients with autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and stress-induced illness. <a href="">Advanced Brain Monitoring,</a> Inc and <a href="">Applied Neuroscience, Inc</a> have released a native integration between B-Alert mobile wireless-EEG headsets and NeuroGuide software. But they also note that their technologies to lower labor costs and expand treatment options.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Neurotechnology Medtech Insights Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:29:00 +0000 7951 at