Before the procedure, the patient showed minimal signs of being conscious and of understanding speech. He could perform limited movements when asked.

His responses grew measurably the day after the treatment.  After 3 days, he regained full consciousness and full language comprehension.  He was able to communicate by nodding his head “yes” or shaking his head “no.” He made a fist-bump gesture to say goodbye to a doctor.

Professor Paul Vespa will test the procedure on several patients at the David Geffen School of Medicine this fall.

Wearable Tech + Digital Health + NeuroTech Silicon Valley – February 7-8 @ Stanford University – Featuring:   Vinod KhoslaTom InselZhenan BaoPhillip Alvelda – Nathan IntratorJohn RogersMary Lou JepsenVivek WadhwaMiguel Nicolelis