Imagine being conscious but totally paralyzed and stuck in your body, not being able to communicate! This may indeed be the case for thousands of people right now!
There is an estimated 15,000 to 40,000 people on life-support in the United States and more than 7,000 of these people could be conscious according to a study by Dr. Adrian Owen.
But the good news is that non-invasive tDCS may literally be a life saver: A recent clinical trial suggests that repeated (5 days) left prefrontal tDCS improves the recovery of consciousness in some chronic patients in minimally conscious state (MCS).
If adopted as a standard procedure, non-invasive #tDCS technique may be used to identify and save thousands of patients who are in #MCS.