NEWS on nervous system implants

Phrenic nerve stimulation for the treatment of central sleep apnea


Brain implants that let you speak your mind

Speaking might seem an effortless activity, but it is one of the most complex actions that we perform. It requires precise, dynamic coordination of muscles in the articulator structures of the vocal tract — the lips, tongue, larynx and jaw. When speech is disrupted as a consequence of stroke, amyotrophic...

Neural decoding of spoken sentences


Biomimetic 3D-printed scaffolds for spinal injury repair


Medical device that treats pain shocks, burns patients


Spinal chord stimulators (implant files)


Wireless bioresorbable electronic system

Wireless bioresorbable electronic system enables sustained nonpharmacological neuroregenerative therapy Koo J, MacEwan MR, Rogers JA Peripheral nerve injuries represent a significant problem in public health, constituting 2–5% of all trauma cases. For severe nerve injuries, even advanced forms of clinical intervention often lead to incomplete and unsatisfactory motor and/or sensory...

Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks after complete paraplegia

Neuromodulation of lumbosacral spinal networks enables independent stepping after complete paraplegia L Megan et al. Spinal sensorimotor networks that are functionally disconnected from the brain because of spinal cord injury (SCI) can be facilitated via epidural electrical stimulation (EES) to restore robust, coordinated motor activity in humans with paralysis1,2,3. Previously,...

Tongue pacemaker which allows MRT

A new system of tongue pacemaker which allows to make MRT was implanted at University Clinic, Innsbruck, Austria Schwamberger The first tongue pacemaker was implanted in 2015 to treat a certain sleep apnoea. The former system did not allow MRT because of strong magnet field. The new system solves this...