A Brain-Recording Device that Melts into Place – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study shows that ultrathin flexible implants, made partly from silk, can record brain activity more faithfully than thicker implants embedded with similar electronics.
Stewart: The idea here was to show that you can make high quality recordings of the brain's electrical activity.
Narrator: Dr. Randall Stewart is with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Stewart: This electrical recording device, you can use it to help patients with spinal cord injuries, as an example.
Narrator: He adds that in people with epilepsy, it could be used to detect when seizures first begin, and deliver pulses to shut the seizures down. For details on the study, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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