Magnetic Helmet Helps Treat Depression
Researchers in Israel have developed a non-invasive way to treat brain disorders.
Just this week, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a helmet that can help patients suffering from depression. The device, called Brainsway, uses technology known as Transcranial Magnet Stimulation (TMS), and involves electromagnetic coils placed inside the headgear.
The magnetic helmet works by zapping the scalp with electric pulses, which can stimulate specific areas of the brain. Each treatment session lasts about 15 to 30 minutes, and are repeated over several weeks.
The company explains on its website how the technology works: