Tag: Neurology

InterStim Micro Neurostimulator and SureScan MRI Leads Cleared in Europe for Incontinence Control

Medtronic won EU regulatory clearance to introduce its InterStim Micro neurostimulator and InterStim SureScan MRI leads. The devices are used to deliver sacral neuromodulation therapy to treat overactive bladder (OAB), fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. The InterStim Micro is a much tinier version of Medtronic’s InterS (Read more...)

Aptar’s Nasal Unidose Device Helps Stop Epileptic Seizures

AptarGroup, a company based outside of Chicago, Illinois, has announced that the FDA recently approved a medication (NAYZILAM (midazolam)) for treatment of acute repetitive epileptic seizures and that the company’s Unidose Liquid System was chosen as the delivery mechanism for this rescue drug. The Unidose Liquid System doesn’t require (Read more...)

Neural Feedback Technique to Improve Attention

Many people suffer from an inability to focus on tasks that require a great deal of attention. Drugs such as Ritalin are available to help mitigate symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions, but these medications come with a number of side effects, including long term dependence. Now, researchers at MIT have (Read more...)

Silicon Chips as Artificial Neurons

Researchers at the University of Bath in the UK have developed low-power silicon chips that mimic the electrical activity of neurons. This breakthrough could enable the small chips to function as artificial neurons in numerous implants and medical devices, and the technology has significant potential in treating a wide range of chronic diseases, in (Read more...)

SOMATOM On.site: A Portable CT Scanner for Bedside Head Exams

At the ongoing RSNA conference in Chicago, a gathering of the world’s radiologists, Siemens Healthineers introduced its SOMATOM On.site CT scanner that can be wheeled right into patient rooms for bedside exams. Currently, patients requiring a head CT have to be taken to wherever the scanner is, but the mobility of the SOMATOM On.site allows [ (Read more...)

Wireless Skin VR System For Prosthetic Users

Researchers from City University of Hong Kong and Northwestern University have developed a wearable “skin” that can impart a sense of touch through vibrations on the user’s skin beneath. The device is powered and controlled wirelessly, and could provide a sense of touch for prosthetic users and aid in rehabilitation. Imparting a s (Read more...)

New Device Improves Speech of People with Parkinson’s

Many people with Parkinson’s disease tend to talk more quietly and less clearly than before the disease struck them. Speech therapy can help in many cases, but a device recently developed at Purdue University automatically activates an internal mechanism in users that to spurs them to speak louder and more intelligibly. The SpeechVive device, (Read more...)