Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a new wireless pacemaker. This device can treat dangerous conditions like Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. This new wireless pacemaker can effectively treat neurological conditions like seizures and tremors.
The new pacemaker is named as wireless artifact-free neuromodulation device (WAND). This device can generate an electric current which can stimulate the brain and help in treating Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. The device can track the electrical activity of the brain. The new wireless pacemaker device can stimulate electric current in the brain and can treat people with neurological conditions.
Certain conditions like tremors and seizures increase the risk of brain injuries and life-threatening neuro-disorders. The device is both autonomous and wireless. It can automatically monitor the brain signals for seizures and tremors. Once it detects such condition, it can stimulate electrical signal and treat the same. Thus, life-threatening emergencies can be treated effectively with this device. The pacemaker can perform actions in real time.
Functioning of this device
The stimulators currently available in the market cannot simultaneously deliver and record electrical stimulation. But, this wireless pacemaker can deliver and record electric stimulation at the same time. Also, the present devices can record electrical activities from eight points of the brain only. The new wireless pacemaker can record electrical signals from 128 different points of the brain.
While providing external stimulation it is important to record, monitor and deliver the electrical signals simultaneously. Thus, the new wireless pacemaker can efficiently perform such activities simultaneously and treat conditions like Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. The frequency of electrical signals used to treat Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease is an important factor while using this device.
In order to provide optimal treatment, the healthcare professionals should adjust the functioning of this device. The results of the study published on December 31 can be seen in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering. This new wireless pacemaker can provide optimal treatment with cost efficiency.