Neuromodulation (Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Disease)

Neuromodulation is the alteration of electrical activity of the nervous system by delivering a stimulus. This is used in the treatment of pain, correction of movement in Parkinson’s disease, or stopping seizures in epilepsy.

Using advances in nanomachining and MEMS we can miniaturise these devices to the micron scale. In our lab we are investigating novel ways to stimulate the neural tissue using focussed electrical stimulation and ultrasound technology and the microfabrication of the next generation of neuromodulation systems.