Developing a self-administered brain stimulation device for home-based management of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a non-invasive treatment method used to stimulate small regions of the brain and has been shown to enhance the quality of life for people who suffer from major depressive disorder.
The equipment currently used during the rTMS procedure is cumbersome and often requires a hospital visit to be administered. This research aims to create a miniaturised wearable device that patients can use at home.
Investigators Professor Paul Fitzgerald (MAPRC Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre) Dr Richard Thomson (Monash Alfred) Professor Malin Premaratne (Monash Engineering) Professor Mark Armstrong (Health Collab) Tina Dinh (Health Collab)
Partner Organisation Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME)
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