Enhanced Deep Brain Stimulation Electrodes For Improved Efficacy In Parkinson'S Disease Therapy

Grant number: 1113680 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

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.