Potentially Self-Tuning DBS Device Monitors Brain Activity of Daily Life

Potentially Self-Tuning DBS Device Monitors Brain Activity of Daily Life

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Potentially Self-Tuning DBS Device Monitors Brain Activity of Daily Life

An experimental deep brain stimulation (DBS) system can continuously monitor brain activity in Parkinson’s disease patients as they go about their daily activities, with the information it produces used to adjust stimulation delivered by an implant device, the research team that developed it reported. “This is really the first example of wirelessly recording deep and surface human brain activity for an extended period of time in the participants’ home environment,” Kari Ashmont, PhD, project manager for…

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