The Parkinson's Appeal for Deep Brain Stimulation

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

Deep Brain Stimulation technology is constantly developing and over the next few years we can expect to see improvements in the following:

Increasing Time Between Battery Changes

  • Improvements in battery technology
  • New chemistries = more power in smaller devices
  • Rechargeable = smaller devices & extended life
  • Up to 9 years maximum life  
  • Variable recharging intervals

Smaller Stimulator Size

  • Less visible = more cosmetic
  • Implanted closer to electrodes
  • Thin, contour-shaped, flexible conforming devices
  • Direct electrode connection without the need for the wires from the electrodes to the stimulation to be placed under the skin down the neck.

Tailored Stimulation & Therapy Delivery

  • Advanced programming sequences & patterns
  • MRI compatible components

Remote Monitoring & Care (Telemedicine)

  • Patient monitoring & diagnostics by telephone and the internet
  • Less frequent routine hospital outpatient appointments

 

 

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