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Nano-sensors Pave the Way for “Electroceuticals”

Dust-sized wireless and batteryless sensors have been engineered for implantation by a University of California, Berkley team.  Powered by ultrasound, these sensors are able to monitor electrical signals from muscles and nerves deep within the body. The hope is to convert this technology to therapeutic applications where muscle and nerve stimulation can also be applied. These devices could then replace electrodes in providing therapies for central nervous system disorders like epilepsy and may eventually be engineered to monitor hormones and oxygen levels as well. The procedure is minimally invasive and the technology lends itself to multiple implants for simultaneous applications. Click here to learn more.