Infinity? DBS technology is putting controlback in the hands of people with Parkinson’s.
Think of the human brain as a billion-person orchestra, with every neuron playing in harmony to coordinate the body’s movement. Now, imagine some of these neurons playing out of tune, resulting in uncontrollable tremors, making even simple, everyday activities difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible. It’s a daily battle faced by more than 10 million people with Parkinson’s.
But what if you could effectively bring the orchestra back in tune, so that the brain can play its symphony in harmony, once again?
That’s the motivation behind our Infinity? DBS technology. It gives people with Parkinson’s the ability to “tune out” tremor and restore a level of control, and harmony, once thought to be lost forever. Using a device similar to a pacemaker, it sends targeted signals to the area of the brain causing tremor.
Just like an orchestra, different parts of the brain act in concert to achieve movement. When people perform different tasks, activity in the brain changes, and so do the wayward neurons affected by Parkinson’s. That makes it crucial for DBS treatment to be personalized to each person’s unique rhythm.
Now, with Abbott’s latest technology, people can control their DBS therapy using a wireless iOS platform. This world-first gives patients and doctors direct, personalized control to better support what they need to restore control and improve movement.
Wading River, New York
Melissa was one of the many people with Parkinson's who experienced debilitating tremors. After receiving our Infinity DBS system, her life has changed. Watch this video to see the impact this technology makes. The difference has to be seen to be believed.
While Parkinson’s cannot be cured, the quality of life with Parkinson’s can be so much better. With advances in technology, the results are nothing short of life-changing.
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