Dr. Sameer Sheth In Collaboration With Rice University Team Develop And Demonstrate A Miniature Brain Stimulator In Humans


Rice University engineers in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital neurosurgeons have developed the smallest implantable brain stimulator demonstrated in a human patient. Thanks to pioneering magnetoelectric power transfer technology, the pea-sized device developed in the Rice lab of Jacob Robinson in collaboration with Motif Neurotech and clinicians, Dr. Sameer Sheth, professor of neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine, director of the Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Laboratories and investigator at the Jan and Dan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital and Dr. Sunil Sheth, can be powered wirelessly via an external transmitter and used to stimulate the brain through the dura ⎯ the protective membrane attached to the bottom of the skull.

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