Neurological Technology Attracts Doctors

February 27, 2006 | Source: AP

An emerging class of implantable medical devices called neuromodulators — tiny machines that stimulate the central nervous system to treat a host of disorders — could be the next big thing for some of the market’s hottest medical technology companies.

Potential uses include treating diseases including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, erectile dysfunction, traumatic brain injuries, obesity, angina, incontinence and ringing in the ears.