Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Implantable Device Prevents Epilepsy

An implantable device developed by a team of researchers at University of Cambridge can detect, stop, and prevent seizures in patients with epilepsy. When the device, which is implanted in a patient's brain, detects an oncoming seizure it releases a tiny amounts of anti-seizure drugs to the surrounding tissue. This allows better control over how much and exactly when drugs are applied in an effort to prevent serious side effects normally caused by anti-seizure medications. Read more about the implantable device that prevents epilepsy at the University of Cambridge.

Green arrow points to the implant in the hippocampus of a mouse brain