Neurosurgical care is accomplished and made safer by engineered devices. These range from the operative microscope, advanced imaging, and numerous types of implants in the brain and spine. Bringing together neurosurgeons and engineers, the Division of Neurotechnology is committed to creating, identifying, and clinically deploying the most advanced technologies to care for patients both in the present and future.
Our neurotechnology advances include:
- Neuroprosthetic devices linked to the brain that may lead to cures for paralysis, allow patients to move artificial limbs or restore other neurological functions
- Brain-mapping techniques to locate and preserve critical areas of brain function
- Brain-computer interface to help stroke patients retrain brain to move paralyzed hands
- MRI-guided high-intensity lasers to treat inoperable brain tumors
- Novel osteogenic implants to enhance healing spinal and orthopedic surgeries
- Minimally invasive endovascular technologies for the removal ofblood clots from veins and arteries
- Microfluidic technologies to select lymphocytes as a tool for diagnostics and treatment of cancer
- Novel kinetic implants to reduce tissue ingrowth of tissue and clogging in the cerebrospinal fluid shunts
- Non-invasive vagal stimulation devices for the treatment of psychiatric diseases
- Brain computer interface technologies to treat chronic pain
- Neuromodulation technologies to modify metabolism and chronic disease.