The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:11 AM EST

For patients suffering from chronic pain or movement disorders, visiting the doctor can be a serious ordeal. Abbott’s NeuroSphere Virtual Clinic aims to help by enabling physicians to talk to their patients over a video app, as well as remotely adjust a range of Abbott’s implanted neuro-modulation devices. The Neuro­Sphere Virtual Clinic, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval in March, is available in the U.S. and several European countries; the company plans to expand availability soon. —Abigail Abrams

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