CLOSED-LOOP DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION: OPTIMISING TREATMENT OF PARKINSON’S DISEASE USING ADAPTIVE STIMULATION

Grant number: 1103238 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Deep brain stimulation is an established therapy for Parkinson's disease when patients’ symptoms cannot be controlled adequately using medication. Although deep brain stimulation usually improves quality of life significantly, existing devices have shortcomings that often result in poor symptom alleviation and/or undesirable side-effects. This project is aimed at developing an innovative system that automatically adjusts stimulation according to the continually fluctuating needs of each patient.

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