FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — What inventor Eric Knight has been working on for five and a half years could be the key to managing Alzheimer’s disease, a devastating illness that touches the lives of a growing number of us and robs a person of their memory.
Knight now has the patent for technology that he says could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in medical science.
“Hopefully history in the making right here,” he said.
He created the prototype of a unique device designed to keep Alzheimer’s disease from progressing. It’s a bicycle helmet with postcard-sized antennas facing inward towards the brain.
“This would turn Alzheimer’s from a terminal illness to a chronic illness and a managed illness,” Knight said.
It’s based on medical research that used radio frequency to dissolve “plaque build-up” in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s.
“The intent is to do what in the brain?”