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Old 03-24-2014, 06:12 PM
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Neurological Pacemaker?


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The NeuroPace is an implantable device that prevents seizures in patients plagued by epilepsy.
http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/a...=1194812888716
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Another aricle about the same thing


It has the same vid part way down but the story tells more.
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Cases of intractable epilepsy rarely have happy endings, but today Mr. Ramsey is seizure-free. A novel battery-powered device implanted in his skull, its wires threaded into his brain, tracks its electrical activity and quells impending seizures. At night, he holds a sort of wand to his head and downloads brain data from the device to a laptop for his doctors to review.
“I’m still having seizures on the inside, but my stimulator is stopping all of them,” said Mr. Ramsey, 36, whose hands shake because of one of the three anti-seizure drugs he still must take. “I can do things on my own I couldn’t do before. I can go to the store on my own, and get my groceries. Before, I wouldn’t have been able to drive.”
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