Continued access to investigational brain implants

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2018 Jun;19(6):317-318. doi: 10.1038/s41583-018-0004-5.


Brain implants are being trialled for their potential to ameliorate treatment-resistant conditions or to restore function. However, there are no clear guidelines for continued access to brain implants for trial participants whose symptoms improve with these devices.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Brain Diseases / therapy*
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces* / economics
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces* / ethics
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Deep Brain Stimulation* / economics
  • Deep Brain Stimulation* / ethics
  • Duty to Recontact
  • Humans
  • Neural Prostheses* / economics
  • Neural Prostheses* / ethics
  • Research Subjects*