Portable Device Treats Brain Injury via Tongue

(The Portable NeuroModulation Stimulator, U.S. Army)

(The Portable NeuroModulation Stimulator, U.S. Army)

The Portable NeuroModulation Stimulator (PoNS) developed by NeuroHabilitation aims to treat brain injuries by stimulating nerves on a patient’s tongue. The electronic, battery-powered device targets traumatic brain injury by using nerve endings on the tongue to communicate with the brain. Users bite down on the PoNS while completing a series of personalized exercises while the stimulation to nerves on the tongue helps to repair neural connections.

(Source: PopSci)

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