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Reengineering neurotechnology: placing patients first

Neurotechnologies that measure and modulate brain activity have not yet reached widespread clinical relevance. To accelerate translation into patient care, we propose three strategic adjustments in neurotechnology research — to consider the scope, scalability and stakeholders.

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The authors are supported by the TUM Innovation Network for Neurotechnology in Mental Health (NEUROTECH).

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Nature Mental Health thanks Surjo Soekadar and Waldemar Karwowski for their contribution to the peer review of this work.

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Ploner, M., Buyx, A., Gempt, J. et al. Reengineering neurotechnology: placing patients first. Nat. Mental Health 1, 5–7 (2023).

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