Doctor and patient discuss the patient's condition

DBS Patient Programmer

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

DBS patient programmer


The DBS patient programmer is a hand-held programmer that gives you some control over your Activa® PC or Activa SC neurostimulator.

Key Features

Check Battery Status
See the battery charge level for Activa® RC or if the battery is near end of service for Activa® PC or Activa® SC.

Adjust Therapy
Allows you to choose and adjust the therapy with easy-to-use icons.
Note: This feature must be enabled by your doctor.


The DBS patient programmer is an external, hand-held device.


The device is not shown actual size.

Height 3.7" (94 mm)
Width 2.2" (56 mm)
Depth 1.1" (28 mm)

The device that appears in this graphic is a representation of a Medtronic device. The graphic does not include certain identifying information that may appear on Medtronic devices, such as model number or serial number.

Indications: The Medtronic Reclaim™ DBS Therapy is indicated for bilateral stimulation of the anterior limb of the internal capsule, AIC, as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) inadult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Reclaim DBS Therapy for OCD is available in a very limited number of centres.  Only a specialised multidisciplinary group of physicians can determine whether this therapy is right for the patient.

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.