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Learn more about how the Percept™ PC neurostimulator works with BrainSense™ technology to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.


A recharge-free DBS system

  • Uses BrainSense™ technology* to personalize your therapy
  • Battery lasts over five years on average, before needing to be replaced
  • Offers full-body MR Conditional access anywhere on the body for both 3T and 1.5T MRI scans
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Treatment as Unique as You


BrainSense™ technology* captures brain signal data direct from your implanted leads.*  Your physician can access this data and adjust your settings — personalizing your therapy for the best possible outcome.

Sensight™ Directional Leads

Part of the only complete sensing-enabled DBS system, the SenSight™ Directional Lead directs stimulation more precisely — so you can get truly personalized therapy.


The neurostimulator is used with an intuitive patient programmer that enables you to track your events, such as when you took medication. It can eliminate the need to carry a notebook or diary.


Approximately 7 out of 10 DBS-eligible patients with movements disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.1

Approximately 7 out of 10 DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders may need an MRI within 10 years of receiving their device.

Percept™ PC neurostimulator is the first and only device to have full-body MR Conditional access anywhere on the body for both 3T and 1.5T MRI scans.

Getting an MRI is now even easier for you. Simply check your patient programmer for compatibility and put the device into MRI mode. Because your patient device can perform a check before your scan, you may not need to schedule a doctor visit, and you may even be able to leave your stimulation on during the MRI scan.


The DBS patient programmer allows you to easily and conveniently manage your therapy.

Similar to a remote control, it allows you to turn the DBS system on and off, and to check the battery. 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. This information is also available on your doctor's clinician programmer.

Easy-to-Adjust Stimulation Options 

You may also be able to adjust the stimulation throughout the day with options programmed by your doctor.

Your doctor can create preset stimulation for up to four types of groups — such as walking, sleeping, and talking. Simply choose which preset stimulation you want for the activity you’re doing.

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Find a Parkinson’s specialist

Use our online directory to search for Parkinson's specialists by ZIP code. Find a doctor who will understand your needs and treatment options, and call for an appointment.

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Talk with someone who has DBS

Get the information and support you need to make a confident decision about DBS therapy.

Contact us

  • If you or your loved one are considering DBS therapy and would like more information, call us at 877-438-3574, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT.  

  • If you or your loved one are currently a Medtronic DBS patient and have questions, please call Medtronic Patient Services at
    800-510-6735, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CT.

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Falowski S, Safriel Y, Ryan MP, Hargens L. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with deep brain stimulation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016;94(3):147-153.


Signal may not be present or measurable in all patients. Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.

For median energy use in DBS for patients with Parkinson's disease, with moderate (up to two months per year) BrainSense™ technology usage.

Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional and safe in the MR environment as long as certain conditions are met. If these conditions are not met, there is a significant risk of tissue lesions from component heating, especially at the lead electrodes, resulting in serious and permanent injury, including coma, paralysis, or death. Refer to the MRI Guidelines for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for a complete list of conditions: