Our latest articles on neurotechnology
Our teams continually explore emerging technologies and identify and develop those that can provide valuable novel solutions to challenging problems. The following media articles and blog posts provide a window into some of the areas where we are developing new and emerging technologies.
Reimagining the future
Hannah Claridge on the Neural Implant Podcast
Hannah Claridge, Head of Neurotechnology, speaks to Ladan Jiracek on the Neural Implant Podcast on all things neurotechnology and consulting.
Hear from Hannah on the process behind neuromodulation device development, what an average day looks like, and how to follow a career in technology consulting.
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Invent: Life Sciences - Pain: How to feel less pain
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much does it hurt? How many times have you heard that from a doctor? With all the imaging technology, implants, and next-generation medical devices available today, asking someone in today's world to rate their own pain sensation on a scale of 1 to 10 feels almost backward.
Hannah Claridge, Head of Neurotechnology, speaks to Matt Millington on the topic of pain and debates the question; Are we nearing the end of feeling pain?
Will passive implantables be the next frontier in biosensing?
Technology developments have given us increasingly powerful and portable biosensors that can fit seamlessly into our lives – for example, glucose monitoring for diabetics. Consumer trends show there is further appetite for new technologies that provide accurate, reliable, affordable, discrete, and truly long-term biosensing.
Personalising neurostimulation in chronic pain management: tapping into the patient experience when we can’t measure pain
Nerve stimulation therapies for chronic pain can be very successful. But patients and clinicians face day-to-day challenges in the delivery of therapy that call for greater personalisation. Adaptive stimulation paradigms based on neural sensing data could help to achieve this – and give us additional insights.
Kernel: Light speed towards accessible brain imaging
Alex Stokoe and Alon Greenenko in our neurotech team take a look into what Kernel, one of the world’s hottest neurotech start-ups is up to. Get the inside scoop as they sit down with Ryan Field, the CTO.
Is ultrasound the key to powering the next generation of implants?
Ultrasound can be used to charge and power even the smallest implants that are out of reach for inductive power transmission methods. How will we be able to take full advantage of ultrasound to power future implants?
How small can we go? Designing the next generation of implantable neurostimulators
Delivering a market-leading IPG with the smallest volume requires a multi-disciplinary approach that creatively considers functionality and manufacturability across multiple domains.
Closing the loop for the next generation of neuromodulation therapy products.
Reading the signs of migraines with ML: from algorithm to successful product development
Some very common medical conditions like migraine have evaded diagnosis and treatment until now. We explore why Machine Learning might finally be the tool to tame migraines but why it is still not an easy path to a successful product.
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease: a gut feeling that we’re looking in the wrong places
Over the last decade, the brain has been the focal point for the origin of these diseases, but scientists are now turning their attention to elsewhere in the body for possible trigger sites and thus targets for novel therapies. Does the gut and its diverse microbiota hold any clues?
Sensors for BCIs: A practical guide to mind reading
Presentation from the recent Neurotech 2020 event.
Smart implants: surgical nail for monitoring bone healing
Smart, sensor-bearing implants can help doctors track healing and patient progress after they have left hospital. And, unlike external braces, the twin utilities of a smart implant – structural support and monitoring – are not affected by variable patient compliance. Smart implants can thus be a key tool for delivering treatment with less pressure on our healthcare systems.
Invent: Life Sciences - Neurotech: How to speak to the brain
Imagine brain implants that could treat Alzheimer's, epilepsy, manage diabetes, moderate our appetite, and even our mental health. Imagine brain-machine interfaces that could enable us to control machines through thought. This is not far-off science fiction, this is today.
In this Invent episode, members from the Neurotechnology team at TTP talk to Matt Millington on the topic of Neurotechnology and how the field has been progressing with technologies previously seen as sci-fi.