WE’RE CHANGING PARKINSON’S TUNE
AND BRINGING MORE HARMONY TO LIFE
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.
A neurostimulator sends
mild pulses of energy to
a lead in the brain
Pulses regulate these neurons
and control tremors
Wading River, New York
THE ANSWER LIES
DEEP IN THE BRAIN
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.
how it works
A NEW LEVEL OF
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?
1. Okun, M. S., Gallo, B. V., Mandyburg, G., Jagid, J., Foote, K. D., Revilla, F. J., … Tagliati, M., & the St. Jude Medical DBS Study Group. (2012). Subthalamic deep brain stimulation with a constant-current device in Parkinson’s disease: An open-label randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Neurology, 11(2), 140-149. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/S1474-4422(11)70308-8
3. Fukaya, C., & Yamamoto, T. (2015). Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: Recent trends and future direction. Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica (Tokyo), 55(5), 422-431. http://dx.doi.org/10.2176/nmc.ra.2014-0446
While Parkinson’s cannot be cured, the quality of life with Parkinson’s has never been better. With advances in technology, the results
are nothing short of life-changing.
Learn more about our commitment
to advancing DBS therapy
Infinity™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technology is
putting control back in the hands of people with Parkinson’s.
Pulses regulate these neurons and control tremors
years of sustained improvement in quality of life
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.
Learn more about our commitment to advancing DBS therapy
all the right notes
It gave me my life back.
people have received DBS therapy
Some neurons in the brain send signals to your body that cause uncontrollable tremors
would recommend DBS
therapy to others
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.
The directional lead can target the exact neurons — among billions — causing tremor
2. Castrioto, A., Lozano, A. M., Poon, Y. Y., Lang, A. E., Fallis, M., & Moro, E. (2011). Ten-year outcome of subthalamic stimulation in Parkinson disease: A blind evaluation. Archives of Neurology, 68(12), 1550-1556. n = 18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/archneurol.2011.182
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Some neurons in the brain send
signals to your body that cause uncontrollable tremors