medical technology

Electrodes and virtual reality to decipher the functioning of the brain

Researchers monitor the brain with deep electrodes in patients suffering from epilepsy

Study the neuroscience of virtual reality through deep brain electrodes in patients.

This is a “unique” research project in the world, carried out by the Immersive Neurotechnologies Laboratory of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), led by Professor Mariano Alcañiz; and the Functional Neurosurgery team at the La Fe hospital in Valencia, under the direction of neurosurgeon Antonio Gutiérrez.

The brain is still a “great mystery” for science, the last frontier of knowledge. For this reason, both institutions have joined forces to carry out research that will allow “answers to multiple unknowns about the functioning of the human brain.”

New technological advances in medicine

Thanks to technology, medicine is becoming more efficient every day and allows us to take better care of people’s health. At the same time, advances in technology make life easier for medical professionals, reducing waiting lists or human error. Artificial intelligence, big data, mobile applications for health … new technological advances in medicine have arrived to improve our lives and the health of all people.

Technology evolves and advances so fast that humanity will always lag behind. We have not finished implementing new technological advances in medicine, when new revolutionary trends are already emerging.