This System includes, among other innovations, a miniaturized implantable pulse generator that is 60% smaller and promises to last 15 years, which is more than three times longer in the body than currently marketed non-rechargeable SNM technology.
ImThera's Targeted Hypoglossal Neurostimulation Sleep Therapy combines a multi-contact electrode specifically designed to control certain muscles of the tongue with an implantable pulse generator and an external programmer.
Conventional SNS treatment for OAB involves surgically implanting an electrode and an implantable pulse generator, a relatively bulky device with a non-rechargeable battery requiring future surgical replacement.
The Protege MRI system is the smallest MR-conditional SCS implantable pulse generator available in the United States, and the only upgradeable IPG on the market to allow patients to safely undergo head and extremity MRI scans, St.
Known as implantable pulse generators (IPGs) or neurostimulators, these devices send electrical impulses to specific targets in the brain for the treatment of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, major depression, and obsessive--compulsive disorder.
For years now, manufacturers of pacemakers, defibrillators, and other implantable pulse generators used in cardiac rhythm management have been feeling extraordinary pressure from shareholders and funding sources to move more quickly from prototype to design and build.