While other devices stimulate the nervous system continuously or in a predetermined pattern, the Neuropace implant is unique in that it monitors the brain, delivering jolts of electricity only when it detects the abnormal electrical activity that signals the onset of a seizure.
Stanford neurosurgeon Jamie Henderson, MD, who was not involved with Neuropace or with the clinical trials, said of the device:
It sounds extremely promising. The demonstration that a system like this can be effective is a big step forward.
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