BrainSense™ Technology Technology for deep brain stimulation

Together with the Percept™ PC neurostimulator, BrainSense™ technology* is the most complete deep brain stimulation (DBS) system with sensing and directionality.

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Overview

Unprecedented insights inside and outside the clinic

The Percept™ PC neurostimulator features BrainSense™ technology, designed to capture brain signals (local field potentials, or LFPs) using the implanted DBS lead. These signals can be recorded simultaneously while delivering therapeutic stimulation, inside and outside the clinic.

You can correlate these brain signals with stimulation and events capturing medication, symptoms, or side effects to deliver personalized, data-driven treatment and adjust as patient needs evolve.*

How it works

BrainSense™ technology captures brain signals (local field potentials, or LFPs) using the implanted DBS lead. These signals can be recorded simultaneously while delivering therapeutic stimulation, inside and outside the clinic.* Clinicians can also correlate these brain signals with stimulation and patient-captured events such as medication, symptoms, or side effects.

See how BrainSense™ technology captures brain signals from a person with Parkinson's disease both during and between visits.

Cutting-edge technology to inform your DBS therapy decisions

BrainSense™ technology is the most complete DBS system with sensing and directionality so you can access data-driven insights to tailor therapy with confidence.

Designed to capture a patient’s brain signals, BrainSense™ technology provides clinicians objective data directly from a DBS patient’s brain to understand the impact of treatment decisions such as medication or stimulation changes.

SenSight™ directional DBS lead system

The first-of-its-kind, SenSight™ directional DBS lead system combines the benefits of directionality with the power of sensing. Built with proprietary materials, components, and processes, the SenSight™ directional lead and SenSight™ extension work seamlessly with the Percept™ PC neurostimulator to enhance detection of local field potentials (LFPs), which are 1 million times smaller than DBS stimulation pulses.1

SenSight Directional Lead

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The sensing feature of the Percept™ PC device is intended for use in patients receiving DBS where chronically recorded bioelectric data may provide useful, objective information regarding patient clinical status. Signal may not be present or measurable in all patients. Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.

1

Neumann WJ, Staub F, Horn A, et al. Deep brain recordings using an implanted pulse generator in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. 2016;19(1):20–24.