Your Medtronic DBS Activa™ Patient Programmer is designed with you in mind.
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.
When the DBS Therapy app is open and connected to the neurostimulator, the home screen below is visible. The main features of the home screen are:
The following tutorial videos are also available in the home menu of your programmer.*
Check Battery Status
Find out how to check the battery status for your neurostimulator, handset and communicator.
Turn Therapy On/Off Learn how to turn your device on and off.
Switch Between Programming Groups
Watch to see how to switch between programming groups setup by your clinician
This video shows how to increase or decrease stimulation — a feature setup by your clinician.
Revert to Prior Settings
Learn how to switch back to prior settings for your device.
Switch Between Devices
For those who have two implanted devices, watch this video to learn how to switch between them.
The videos on your programmer will be determined by the settings set up by your clinician, so all videos may not be available.