Technological developments in electric-based DBS

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Tönge M.

Deep Brain Stimulation, vol.4, pp.36-41, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Modern electric-based deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery has been a groundbreaking treatment modality since its first successful application in 1987. There have been many developments in electrical-based DBS technology over the years. We can divide these into titles as implants, stimulation parameters and developments in programming. Apart from that, the technique is in a constant state of evolution in parallel with the developments in many fields such as stereotactic localization, electrophysiology, radiological imaging, data processing and artificial intelligence. In the coming years, many developments are expected that will affect both the implant components, the stimulation parameters and the follow-up and programming processes of the patients.