The Medtronic Rechargable Vest was designed by “The Rechargers” team with Harpreet Sangha, a student at Stanford in an Assistive Technology course. Senior Reid Miller demonstrated the fit of the Medtronic Recharging Vest. Freshman Dara Roberts and Reid Miller presented the Medtronic Recharging Vest.Deep Brain Stimulation, which is a symptomatic treatment for Parkinson's disease, tremors, pain symptoms, dystonia, Tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
DBS requires a submillimeter accuracy
Steps to achieve +/- 0.5 mm accuracy:
- MRI localization of target relative to anterior & posterior commisures
- Day-of-surgery CT in stereotactic frame
- Ventriculogram at surgery start
- Bilateral plane X-ray to locate electrode
- Recording multiunit neuron signals at known electrode depths
- Repeat X-ray & recording for each track
Then, an IPG or Implantable Pulse Generator is placed in one's brain. The Activa RC device provides bi-lateral and targets both sides of the brain and offers a more advanced approach to device programming, and additional tools for capturing history relevant to the patient’s therapy. Activa RC is the first and only rechargeable DBS neurostimulator in the world and lasts for nine years before replacement is necessary. Normally, patients need to recharge the device at home on a regular basis depending on their stimulation settings.
POWER: The AC power supply recharges the battery. The recharging system includes Activa® 37651 RC.