CE19 - Technologies pour la santé

Lens-based ultrasonic transcranial deep brain stimulation – ULTRASTIM

Submission summary

Neuromodulation (the alteration of nerve activity) plays a major role in the treatment of neurological diseases. A number of techniques that either improve accuracy (Deep Brain Stimulation), or offer non-invasiveness (Transcranial Electric Stimulation (TES), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)) have been introduced. In ULTRASTIM, a disruptive, low cost, non-invasive transcranial focused ultrasound neurostimulation device with millimetric resolution will be developed and validated. These features make it a unique tool in neuroscience and research into treatment of neurological disorders such as, for example, drug resistant depression or addiction. It is based on a 3D shaped patient-dependent ultrasonic lens affixed in front of a single element transducer.

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IPNP INSTITUT DE PSYCHIATRIE ET NEUROSCIENCES DE PARIS / Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris
GHU Paris GHU Paris Psychiatrie et Neurosciences

Help of the ANR 458,658 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 48 Months

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