This invention is a novel technology developed to treat a patient’s neurological and/or psychiatric conditions. It consists of a system of implantable devices and computational algorithms that not only has autonomous control in sensing and stimulation of electrical signals in the patient’s brain, but also enables interactions with the external environment, thereby enhancing training and learning.
Current methodologies such as deep brain stimulation and responsive neurostimulator systems are insensitive to variability in patient responses due to environment, physiology and/or behavior. This invention overcomes such limitations by enabling real-time monitoring and enhancement of brain states as the external environment changes during therapy.
This novel invention provides the following advantages:
Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have developed a novel technology to treat neuropsychiatric disorders. It involves implanting a set of devices into specific locations of the patient’s brain to sense, receive, record and generate electrical signals in a closed feedback loop. Internal electrical signals from the brain are automatically recorded by the devices and then processed to algorithmically select parameters to generate the appropriate electrical signals back to the brain. The invention has also incorporated software and wireless technology to additionally combine input from the external environment, which can provide a more interactive and dynamic therapeutic treatment, e.g. for patient-specific calibration and fine-tuning of the electrical stimulation in a more controlled environment.
To develop and commercialize this technology for the therapeutic treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.
|Patent Cooperation Treaty||Published Application||WO2018187785||10/11/2018||2014-156|
Deep Brain Stimulation, Responsive Neurostimulator System, Brain, Electrical Stimulation, Electrical Signals, Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Addiction, Anorexia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Neural Plasticity