Programming unit of implantable neurostimulators for deep brain stimulation
Patients with an Activa® PC, Activa RC, or Activa SC neurostimulator may use the Medtronic DBS patient programmer to check their neurostimulator status and choose from multiple physician-determined therapeutic options.
Patient Programmer Parameters
The DBS patient programmer has two modes: simple and advanced. The mode and its settings are clinician-determined on an individual patient basis and can be changed at any programming session.
Simple Mode — Simple mode allows the patient to check the status of his or her deep brain stimulation device without making any therapy changes.
Advanced Mode — Advanced mode gives the physician the ability to set up four therapy groups with different stimulation parameters. The patient can toggle between groups and adjust therapy within physician-defined limits. If permitted to do so, the patient can adjust rate, amplitude, and pulse width.