Abraham Zangen (Inventor), Yiftach Roth (Inventor), Pedro C Miranda (Inventor), David Hazani (Inventor), Mark Hallet (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A system and methods for transcranial magnetic stimulation, the system including a helmet, a positioning portion, a stimulator and a cooling system, are disclosed. The helmet includes a coil for deep brain magnetic stimulation. The coil has a base portion, and return portions, which may include a protruding return portion and a contacting return portion. The coil is designed to minimize unintended stimulation of portions of the brain, while reducing accumulation of surface charges. The coil is stimulated at several locations and/or at different times so as to focus the electrical field on a specific deep neuronal structure. In some embodiments, a multi-channel system is used, and in other embodiments, a control unit is used with a single-channel system. The present invention provides methods for stimulating individual coil members and/or multiple coils non-simultaneously to enable focal stimulation of deep brain regions while minimizing stimulation of cortical regions of the brain.

Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO2006134598
IPCA61N 1/ 00 A I
Priority date16/06/05
StatePublished - 21 Dec 2006


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