5 New Neurology Technologies

May 8, 2017
Veronica Hackethal, MD

From the first hand-held vagus nerve stimulator for episodic cluster headache to a TMS therapy system for depression, we highlight 5 new technologies.

Five new technologies in neurology include the first hand-held vagus nerve stimulator for episodic cluster headache, an FDA-authorized genetic health risks test, a neurosurgery tracking system, a TMS therapy system to treat depression, and a rehabilitation assist robot for patients recovering from stroke and other neurological conditions.

References:

1. Silberstein SD, et al, for the ACT1 Study Group. Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for the acute treatment of cluster headache: findings from the randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled ACT1 study. Headache. 2016;56:1317-1332.

2. Carpenter LL, et al. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for major depression: a multisite, naturalistic, observational study of acute treatment outcomes in clinical practice. Depress Anxiety. 2012 Jul;29(7):587-596.