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I copy news articles pertaining to research, news and information for Parkinson's disease, Dementia, the Brain, Depression and Parkinson's with Dystonia. I also post about Fundraising for Parkinson's disease and events. I try to be up-to-date as possible. I have Parkinson's
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

New App Allows Parkinson’s Patients to Adjust Their Deep Brain Stimulator


In this video from CBS New York, Dr. Max Gomez discusses a new mobile app which allows people living with Parkinson’s disease to adjust their brain stimulators.

Some people with Parkinson’s disease opt to have deep brain stimulators (DBS) inserted into their brain as a way of controlling their tremors. They work by sending electrical signals to the brain which quiets the tremors, but the system often needs regular tweaking to get the best results for the patients, which meant multiple visits to the doctor’s office.
The new app allows the patients to take videos of their tremors to send directly to their doctor who can then adjust the settings. The app connects to the DBS device via bluetooth and patients can control the signals within the preset parameters to turn the signals higher or lower, on or off.
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