You will use your patient programmer to turn your therapy on or off and check the battery. You may also be able to adjust the stimulation within options programmed by your doctor.
The patient programmer consists of two components — a programmer and a communicator.
Each features intuitive, consumer-friendly technology designed to help you get the most of your DBS therapy.
The programmer looks like a smartphone — including a large touchscreen and familiar icons — and allows you to optimize your therapy within parameters you set.
The communicator is a separate piece that synchronizes with the implanted device and provides a safe, smart connection to the programmer handset.
When you want to adjust therapy settings, turn therapy on or off, or check the neurostimulator’s battery, simply hold the communicator over the implanted device and make your desired changes using the programmer.
Our new DBS patient programmer is enhanced so you can more easily and conveniently manage your therapy. Read through the smart features below or download the guide for more information.
The patient programmer enables you to track your events, such as when you took medication. It can eliminate the need to carry a notebook or diary. Your doctor can see the events you've been logging at your next appointment.
SMART BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
You can check how much battery life is left on your device at any time, so you and your doctor will know when to schedule an appointment to replace your neurostimulator.
EXPANDED ACCESS TO MRI
Getting an MRI is now even easier for you. Simply check your patient programmer for compatibility and put the device in MRI mode. Because your patient device can perform a check before your scan, you may even be able to leave your stimulation on during the MRI scan.
You'll use your DBS Activa™ Patient Programmer Model 37642 to turn your therapy on or off and check the battery. You may also be able to adjust the stimulation within options programmed by your doctor.
Your manual explains the symbols displayed on the screen. The chart below is a quick guide to common symbols on the DBS Patient Programmer used with Activa™ neurostimulators.
Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.