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May 18th, 2009, 02:56 AM
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If it does prove successful, the device could have a number of applications. Researchers at MicroTransponder plan to test it as a treatment for tinnitus, a perceived ringing in the ears that is particularly common among veterans with head injuries.

The current device being used is smaller than a grain of rice. This injectable implant is designed to stimulate neorogical activity to override pain signals from chronic pain and other neurological disorders. As with other similar devices being developed for various disorders in many different parts of the world, the device transmits radio waves by an external coil, used to generate a magnetic field in the internal coil, which powers the electrodes. Very remarkable technology, and only a taste of what's to come. Wish this puppy was finished and on the market right now.