HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers have developed new miniature devices designed to be implanted in the brain to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a nanotech sensor for implantation in the eye to treat glaucoma.

Findings will be detailed in three research papers being presented at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society's Sciences and Technologies for Health conference from Aug. 23-26 in Lyon, France.

One research project focuses on a tiny transmitter three times the width of a human hair to be implanted below the scalp to detect the signs of an epileptic seizure before it occurs. The system will record neural signals relayed by electrodes in various points in the brain, said Pedro Irazoqui (pronounced Ear-a-THOkee), an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

"When epileptics have a seizure, a particular part of the brain starts firing in a way that is abnormal," Irazoqui said. "Being able to record signals from several parts of the brain at the same time enables you to predict when a seizure is about to start, and then you can take steps to prevent it."

Data from the implanted transmitter will be picked up by an external receiver, also being developed by the Purdue researchers.

The most critical aspect of the research is creating a device that transmits a large amount of data at low power. The transmitter consumes 8.8 milliwatts, or about one-third as much power as other implantable transmitters while transmitting 10 times more data. Another key advantage is that the transmitter has the capacity to collect data specifically related to epileptic seizures from 1,000 channels, or locations in the brain, Irazoqui said.

"The fact that this circuit can deliver such a vast amount of data and, at the same time, be less power hungry than anything else that's out there is what makes this important," he said.

A paper about that work will be presented during the c
'"/>

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University
7-Aug-2007


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes
2. NHLBI and NIH statements on totally implanted permanent artificial heart
3. New implanted contacts designed to fix nearsightedness
4. Test identifies best candidates for implanted cardiac defibrillator, screens out those not helped
5. Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients
6. New mechanical heart implanted at the MUHC
7. New insights into cost-effectiveness of implanted heart device
8. Chinese children with hearing devices benefit from new speech test
9. Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
10. Spanish project AmIVital creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people
11. All intravascular devices pose risk of bloodstream infection to patients, study finds

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/14/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... December 14, 2018 , ... The Parenteral ... the term beginning January 1, 2019. In the fall of 2018, PDA’s 10,500 members ... following candidates have been elected/appointed as Directors to the PDA Board of Directors for ...
(Date:12/14/2018)... CHICAGO (PRWEB) , ... December 14, 2018 , ... Bathing ... fact, nearly 80 percent of falls at home occur in the bathroom for seniors ... in the business of making bathing safer since 2005, manufacturing or distributing walk-in tubs ...
(Date:12/13/2018)... ... December 13, 2018 , ... Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is ... Fame, an honor recognizing the highest-rated and most active doctors on RealSelf , ... providers. Dr. Clevens has been named a “Distinguished Inductee,” a distinction reserved for the ...
(Date:12/13/2018)... ... December 13, 2018 , ... New research out of ... and after their diagnosis are significantly more likely to survive than those who are ... part of a cancer prevention and treatment strategy. The results were published in a ...
(Date:12/13/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... December 13, 2018 , ... Women’s Excellence ... more about services, and get their questions answered. Women’s Excellence is proud to ... months, live chat will also be available during evening hours. , “This is the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/13/2018)... ... December 13, 2018 , ... ... Microsoft to help further our efforts in improving the quality of life for ... devices in combination with power of artificial intelligence (AI). , This new grant ...
(Date:12/10/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Parkstone Growth Partners (“Parkstone”) and BayView Dental ... (“Parkview Dental”), a dentist-founded dental growth and management partnership. Parkview Dental will be ... practice comprised of 16 dentists and hygienists across eight offices who provide general, ...
(Date:12/8/2018)... ... December 07, 2018 , ... Nationally, it is estimated ... have dental insurance benefits that are seriously lacking and make it challenging to get ... believes that dental care should be accessible and affordable to everyone, with or without ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: