Brain machine interfaces could improve Parkinson’s treatment

News

Author: Parkinson's Life editorsPublished: 8 November 2017

Parkinson's LifePrep: Parkinson's LifeCook: Parkinson's LifeServes:

Skull CT scan picture on the wall

Brain machine interfaces, which are commonly used to help those living with paralysis, could be used to treat Parkinson’s.

The technology may be able to predict symptoms before they arise as it can translate what the brain is saying.

It is hoped this technology will also be able to improve deep brain stimulation as it could better identify the brain’s needs in real time.

Helen Bronte Stewart, professor of neurology and neurological sciences at Stanford University, US, said that a well-timed brain stimulation approach may prevent freezing of gait – with fewer side effects than before. She also said that a more sophisticated feedback system could treat the cognitive effects of Parkinson’s.

Go Back

Share this story

Comments


Related articles


Google-contact-lens

Advances

Google reveals huge plans to fight Parkinson’s

The tech giant is pumping funds into new life sciences team

READ MORE
Moving Day with confetti

Global update

Exclusive interview: John Lehr and James Beck of the Parkinson’s Foundation

Meet the Parkinson’s Foundation CEO and Chief Scientific Officer

READ MORE
Roast squash salad Parkinson's nutrition

Recipes & Nutrition

Nutritious summer salad for people with Parkinson’s

Try this recipe for a roast squash, bean, spinach and rocket salad

READ MORE