Breakthrough Brain Implant Technology for TBI


After suffering a traumatic brain injury in 2001, Gina Arata would often trip over things, get mad easily, and forget basic information. Today, however, a tiny implant is enabling Arata to live more like her pre-accident self. The device delivers targeted electrical stimulation to a part of the brain’s thalamus, with the goal of “overdriving” it to restore brain function — similar to how a pacemaker restores heart function, the researchers said. 

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