Stroke Recovery Brain and Chest Implants

May 5, 2006

northstar.jpgThe NorthStar Stroke Recovery System is a new form of stroke treatment that implants electronics in the various nooks of your body. A three-fold design, the system places an electric stimulator in the chest which connects to an electrode implanted in the brain, which are both controlled by a handheld programming system. The system stimulates the healthy brain tissue adjacent to the stroke, working to enhance and speed recovery. It's still classified as an "investigational device," so they're exactly sure of the side effects. I'm sure it's totally safe. You know who else has electronics in his brain and chest? Robocop. I don't think you see him complaining about stroke recovery problems.


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