Wyss Center announces collaboration with CorTec
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) The Wyss Center, a non-profit neurotechnology translation organization, has signed a partnership agreement with German medical engineering company, CorTec. The partners will work together on research, design and development of a device for continuous, long-term, monitoring of the brain's electrophysiological signals for clinical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The planned device will sit on the skull, beneath the skin and has potential uses in epilepsy monitoring, tinnitus regulation through neurofeedback, neuromodulation for dyslexia and other brain circuit disorders.
ConclusionThis novel service met all criteria of safety and was effective in reducing frequency of seizures. Patients preferred it to conventional services. It should be transferable to other LMICs.
Sabine Pohl, Hannes Boelsen, Elisabeth Hildt
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ConclusionSeizure freedom seems to be associated with hub redistributions that may underlie longer paths and (in trend) reduced local efficiency of the network. An associated slower system response might reduce the probability of a rapid spread of epileptic discharges over the whole network and may help to prevent hypersynchronous neuronal activity in brain networks that may result in epileptic seizures.
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