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Neural Implant Enables Patients: Biomedical innovation

A paralyzed ALS patient uses a brain implant to steer a computer cursor to various targets.

Typing six words per minute may not sound very impressive. But for paralyzed people typing via a brain-computer interface (BCI), it’s a new world record.

To pull off this feat, two paralyzed people used prosthetics implanted in their brains to control computer cursors with unprecedented accuracy and speed. The experiment, reported today in Nature Medicine, was the latest from a team testing a neural system called BrainGate2. While this implant is only approved for experiments right now, researchers say this demonstration proves that such technology can be truly useful to quadriplegics, and points the way toward regular at-home use.

Smartphone for Ophthalmology

Modern smartphones can detect your heart rate and blood oxygen content; but pretty soon, they’ll also be able to detect common health related issues. The researchers at the Medical and Surgical Center for Retina along with biomedical engineers from the ITESM have developed a special software for smartphone that can detect eye diseases like diabetic macular edema. The software relies on the camera on the smartphone to perform the test that detects any abnormality in the thickness of retina.

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Table 54.1

Pain Sensitivities of Structures in the Head
Sensitive Insensitive
Extracranial Skin, muscles, fascia Blood vessels Mucosa of sinuses Dental structures Skull (except periosteum)
Intracranial Large arteries near circle of Willis Parenchyma of brain
Large venous sinuses Pia mater, arachnoid mater, parts of duramater
Dural arteries and parts of dura Ependyma, choroid plexus