Who is behind DBS Technology?
The process of Deep brain stimulation requires using imagine technique combined with mechanical device and micro drive mechanism. Medtronic is one of the biggest competitors behind this technology.
The first and still the only available rechargeable DBS device is called Activa RC, manufactured by Medtronic.
Device specifications: Neurostimulator
This device is 54 mm(2.1in) tall with the length of 54 mm(2.1 in)The thickness of the case is 9 mm (.4 in) and the connector’s thickness is 11mm.
The device is pretty light with the weight of 40 g(1.6oz)
The battery life is estimated to be 9 years and it is rechargeable.
Operates in both voltage or current mode
0-10.5 voltà Voltage mode
0-25.5 mAà Current mode
Octapolar, in line 2.8 mm spacing
Number of electrodes:
4, defined as cathode anode or off
External material of the shield:
Next : leads and extensions