The most recent Segment to be added to the Project 8p Research Plan is the Fifth Segment focused on Augmentative Devices and Assistive Technologies. At the October Research Roundtable we talked with 8p families about their successes and struggles with various assistive technologies that they use or have tried with their 8p heroes.
Neuroaugmentative technologies are a particularly exciting and active area of research in this field. In the near future, such technologies have the potential to help control seizures, and improve speech and motor function. Project 8p is actively seeking out companies and researchers developing these technologies in order to bring their devices to 8p heroes. At the October Roundtable, we were joined by ActiPulse Neuroscience CEO Adrien Châtillon and CSO Gabriel Villafuerte, who shared their non-invasive brain technology that is being developed to treat Major Depressive Disorder, enhance drug delivery to the brain, and treat brain cancers, all by applying magnetic pulses to the brain.