Hello! I read the book The Brain's way of Healing by Norman Doidge and I am curious to know when the PoNS (Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator) will be introduce? Do you know? It stimulates neuroplasticity as you probably know.
I have had PPMS now for a couple of years and only improve a lot thanks to my trainings with neuroplasticity as a base. I think with this device I can even improve more! Thanks for your response!
Neuromodulation rests on the theory that electrical stimulation of the nervous system following injury,either directly or through peripheral nerve inputs, can enhance recovery of function by promoted synaptic connections. The portable neuromodulation stimulator or PoNS is a device that electrically stimulates the tongue and is used in combination with standard rehabilitative techniques. The investigators propose that the device enhanced cerebellar function through inputs from the 5th and 7th cranial nerve. There is preliminary evidence of some benefit but there are many neuroscientists who contend these benefits reflects flaws in the study design. The company making the devise hopes to have it on the market by 2016.
Please see the following article on the devise written by the MS Discovery Forum: