A team of researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed soft, flexible devices that can potentially be implanted in any part of the body to control pain. The devices are wireless and controlled using microLED lights which can either activate pain in the body or stop pain signals in parts of the body from reaching the brain.
For their testing, the scientists implanted the devices in mice whose cells were genetically engineered to respond to light signals. The devices were held in place using sutures. They then placed the mice in a maze. As the mice moved through the maze, the scientists proceeded to control which areas of the maze they went to. To prevent them from going to certain areas, they used light to make the implant intensify the mice’s pain as they approached that area of the maze. When the mice left the area, they used the light in the implant to stop any pain. The mice then learned to avoid any area of the maze associated with increased pain.
According to Robert W. Gereau IV, one of the lead researchers, “Our eventual goal is to use this technology to treat pain in very specific locations by providing a kind of ‘switch’ to turn off the pain signals long before they reach the brain.” John A. Rogers, another lead researcher, believes the devices are flexible enough to be used for the heart, stomach, bladder, intestines, and a host of other internal organs, noting that the devices “provide unique, biocompatible platforms for wireless delivery of light to virtually any targeted organ in the body.”
They have now started a company, NeuroLux, to mass produce the devices for further research with the ultimate goal of using the devices for pain therapies where current standard pain therapies have failed. It’s interesting to note that they tested the devices to distribute pain or alleviate pain as a way of controlling behavior. Is it possible that these devices, promoted under a noble purpose, will be re-purposed as yet another form of beast tech used to control the masses as the one world government approaches?
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. Proverbs 11:27
Source: Washington University School of Medicine, Implantable wireless devices trigger, and may block, pain signals, ScienceDaily.com, November 9, 2015.
Harry A. Gaylord