Shanghai hospital clears ethical reviews for chip brain implant treatment for depressed patients


By Josh Ye
  • TECH
  • Monday, 21 Dec 2020

The hospital said the project has passed ethical reviews and that it will recruit adults with depression as patients for further studies. BCI technology has come under the spotlight in recent years thanks to advancements in neurotechnology. — SCMP

In a sign that China is making progress in brain-computer interface technology, a public hospital in Shanghai has begun neuromodulation treatment for depressed patients by using electrode chips implanted in their brains, according to Chinese media reports.

Affiliated with the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai briefed Chinese media on its brain-computer interface (BCI) therapy project when it unveiled a new BCI and neuromodulation centre earlier this month.

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