Battelle’s collaborative efforts to overcome devastating neurological damage and disorders are evident in two recent pioneering technologies:
NeuroLife® Neural Bypass Technology
Battelle developed a breakthrough technology that empowers paralyzed patients to regain conscious control of their fingers, hand and wrist. Our technology bypasses damaged areas of the nervous system so the brain can communicate directly with the muscles. Battelle partnered with neuroscientists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for a clinical trial of NeuroLife where a tiny electrode array was implanted into the motor cortex of a spinal cord injury patient’s brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) makes up a significant percentage of injuries sustained by military personnel in the field or in combat. The military needs better ways to assess soldiers for TBI under field conditions to ensure that they get the treatment they need. In October 2017, the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Neural Analytics a $10 million contract through the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to develop a portable point-of-injury device for assessing combat-related TBI. Battelle is working with Neural Analytics to provide technical and advanced engineering expertise to ruggedize and miniaturize the system to military specifications. Learn more.