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Thank you all so much so such kind appreciative reviews and for visiting me at my home. I can keep the costs down and look after my retired and others lovely people. best wishes to you all Helen
Here is an article from the Daily Mail. It is drug free so no side affects which is good for severe chronic pain management where the drugs do have addictive side affects also interfere your ability to think clearly and make good decisions as they are often morphine based.
Smart chip implant the size of a match head will combat chronic pain by blocking spine signals
Scientists have developed a revolutionary new smart chip that when implanted in the spinal cord blocks pain signals preventing them from reaching the brain.
The tiny device works by monitoring the nerves carrying pain signals and firing electrical pulses of up to 10 volts that block the undesirable signals from reaching the brain.
The tiny implant is placed next to the spine and emits electronic pulses to block pain signals reaching the brain
The Implantable Neuro Sensing and Stimulation or INS2, was developed between 2008 and 2010 by National ICT Australia (NICTA) in Sydney. It will undergo human trials from the start of next year.
Existing pain-relief implants are the size of a matchbox. Researchers said their miniature version would be far more effective and reliable because it can be implanted much closer to the spine.
The tiny new implant consists of two smart chips built into a device that is sewn into a material container with integrated electronic wires.
The device is implanted on the target nerve such as the spinal cord and is operated by an internal computer processor run by a battery the size of a SIM card. The device can be recharged wirelessly so there is no need for any external wires.
The INS2 can be ‘fine-tuned’ to manage different levels of pain.
Scientists at NICTA said the device may have numerous applications apart from treating chronic back pain and could be used to block pain caused by nerve damage and migraines. It also has the potential to help control epileptic seizures and the tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease.
The company is funded by the federal government of Australia. New South Wales minister Eric Roozendaal said the device ‘has the potential to deliver a revolution in the management of chronic pain.’
NICTA is planning to form a new company in Sydney, Saluda Medical, to commercialize the implant.