OPEN Journal of neural engineering | 10 May 2018
NC Swann, C de Hemptinne, MC Thompson, S Miocinovic, AM Miller, R Gilron, JL Ostrem, HJ Chizeck and PA Starr
Contemporary deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson’s disease is delivered continuously, and adjustments based on patient’s changing symptoms must be made manually by a trained clinician. Patients may be subjected to energy intensive settings at times when they are not needed, possibly resulting in stimulation-induced adverse effects, such as dyskinesia. One solution is ‘adaptive’ DBS, in which stimulation is modified in real time based on neural signals that co-vary with the severity of motor signs or of stimulation-induced adverse effects. Here we show the feasibility of adaptive DBS using a fully implanted neural prosthesis.
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