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    Lightning Struck Her Home. Then Her Brain Implant Stopped Working

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/1...topped-working

    Can lightning have an impact on people with electrodes implanted in their brains? A new study shares a case study. From a report:

    Lightning had struck the building. But the appliances were not the only things affected. After about an hour, the woman, who had had the electrodes put in five years before to help with debilitating muscle spasms in her neck, noticed her symptoms coming back. When she went to see her doctors the next day, they found that the pacemaker-like stimulator that powered the electrodes had switched itself off in response to the lightning strike.

    In a study describing these events published Tuesday in the Journal of Neurosurgery, her doctors suggest that physicians and medical device companies add lightning strikes to the list of things patients with electrodes implanted in their brains should watch out for. It may sound futuristic, but deep brain stimulation, or D.B.S., has a fairly long history. Surgeons operating on epileptic patients in the 1930s and 1940s found that removing small portions of the brain could quiet seizures. Later, researchers found that stimulating certain brain areas, instead of cutting them out, could quell the involuntary movements characteristic of Parkinson's and other disorders.
    But but but Facebook says their brain implant is perfectly safe and nothing could go wrong?

    Even worse for people who need the implants for medical conditions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
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    But but but Facebook says their brain implant is perfectly safe and nothing could go wrong?

    Even worse for people who need the implants for medical conditions...
    EMP..
    will take out all so equipped.
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