Howard Chizeck, D.Sc.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2011
For contributions to the use of control system theory in functional electrical stimulation assisted walking.

Parkinson’s implant uses brain’s signals to adapt treatment

Via Medical Xpress | May 10, 2018

Scientists in the USA have developed a new deep brain stimulation method to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

While present deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s is constant, the new method is ‘adaptive’. This means the stimulation changes in real time, based on the patient’s neural signals.

The study, published today in the Journal of Neural Engineering, used brief in-clinic testing to prove the feasibility of the idea.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be an effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease (PD). But it has limitations that reduce effectiveness for individual patients, and prevents a more widespread use of the technique… Continue reading.