Spinal chip implant could help chronic pain sufferers

Here's a pretty crazy medical advancement: some Australian researchers are set to begin human trials of an implantable smart chip that could cancel out pain signals traveling up the spinal cord to the brain.

The chip would be aimed at chronic pain sufferers, and it's been developed over the past two years "by experts in biomedical, electrical, and mechanical engineering, as well as textile technology and software applications." The chip would need to be hooked up to a device with a battery and a processor, but that seems like a small price to pay for sweet relief. Hopefully the trials will go off without a hitch and it will get to the people who need it most ASAP.

ZD Net via CNET

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