Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique.
A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patient’s head over a 10 minute period.
Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue.
The patient’s responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension.
He could nod his head “yes” or shake his head “no.” He even made a fist-bump gesture to say goodbye to one of his doctors.