microstimulator

microstimulator

An implantable electronic device being developed for patients with stroke, Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, urinary urge incontinence, eyelid droop, and other conditions characterised by muscular impairment, which affects ±7 million in the US.
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microstimulator has already shown safety and efficacy on chronic cluster headache, long-term benefits of SPG stimulation in cluster patients with remission suggest that the therapy is beneficial during the episodic phase of patients' cluster bouts.
The study used a watch-sized digital microstimulator that was specially developed for this project to assess the effects of ongoing electrical stimulation at acupuncture points on gastroparesis symptoms in diabetic patients with refractory gastroparesis.
Since then, they have been allowed to settle in Mrs Read's arm and yesterday she was fitted with a radio frequency cuff or coil which will relay signals from a computer and then to the microstimulator.
Advanced Bionics also is developing a microbionic device, which it calls the Bion microstimulator, for treatment of urinary-urge incontinence and other debilitating neurological disorders.
The prototype microstimulator that was used in this trial had an external coil worn around the patient's hips and a controller worn around the shoulder or waist.
A tiny capacitor inside each microstimulator stores up the electrical energy delivered by an external, battery-driven power source.
These include the cochlear implant, retinal prosthesis and fully implantable glucose sensor and drug pump, as well as the microstimulator system.
Another presenting firm is SynTouch LLC, a Southern California firm cofounded by Gerald Loeb, a professor at USC and one of the inventors of the Bion microstimulator.
The bion microstimulator, a tiny device that is implanted into the body wherever the problem might be, works by stimulating nerves that are not functioning properly.
The microstimulator was proposed to be a single point solution, being capable of treating all neurological pathologies.
This is accomplished through the insertion of a microstimulator the size of a grain of rice into the lacrimal tear duct by a needle introducer (similar to a Botox injection).
Jeff Greiner, president of Advanced Bionics, holds a Bion, the company's microstimulator for treating incontinence.