ENHANCED DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION ELECTRODES FOR IMPROVED EFFICACY IN PARKINSON'S DISEASE THERAPY
Grant number: 1113680 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019
We are developing an advanced Deep Brain Stimulation system to improve the treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Current devices benefit only half of the patients, due to imprecision in directing the electrical current to the ideal brain targets. Our system aims to deliver the current more selectively. Our implant will contain more and smaller electrodes. We will also use a state-of-the-art stimulator, implantable on the head, with capabilities far beyond the current technology.
Related publications (3)
Slim electrodes for improved targeting in deep brain stimulation
Joel Villalobos, Hugh J McDermott, Peter McNeill, Aharon Golod, Vivek Rathi, Sebastien H Bauquier, James B Fallon
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of deep brain stimulation can be limited by factors including poor selectivity of stimulation, targeting e..
Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: Advances in Neurophysiology, Adaptive DBS, Virtual Reality, Neuroethics and Technology
Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, James Giordano, Aysegul Gunduz, Jose Alcantara, Jackson N Cagle, Stephanie Cernera, Parker Difuntorum, Robert S Eisinger, Julieth Gomez, Sarah Long, Brandon Parks, Joshua K Wong, Shannon Chiu, Bhavana Patel, Warren M Grill, Harrison C Walker, Simon J Little, Ro'ee Gilron, Gerd Tinkhauser, Wesley Thevathasan
The Seventh Annual Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank held on September 8th of 2019 addressed the most current: (1) use and u..
On the neural basis of deep brain stimulation evoked resonant activity
Nicholas C Sinclair, James B Fallon, Kristian J Bulluss, Wesley Thevathasan, Hugh J McDermott
Objective: Deep brain stimulation can be a remarkably effective treatment for Parkinson's disease and other conditions; however, a..