At AIIMS, a robot picking brains to cure
For 10 years, 23-year-old Sumeet Mukherjee (name changed) suffered from uncontrolled epileptic seizures that wouldn't let him sleep. Medicines were not reducing the symptoms and surgery couldn't be undertaken because MRI showed no abnormality.
The brain robot — a new machine installed at AIIMS recently — came to his rescue. It guided the neurosurgeons to a precise location where electrodes could be implanted to pick up electric signal produced by seizures so as to identify the focus area and remove it. Mukherjee is seizure-free now....