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MIT Technology Review

Automatic Relief

February 21, 2012

Some patients suffering from chronic pain receive an implant that sends an electrical signal to the spine, blocking pain signals before they reach the brain. As patients move between sitting, standing, and lying down, the level of stimulation must be adjusted, which until now they have had to do manually with an external programmer. Medtronic’s new implantable stimulator incorporates accelerometers that can detect motion and adjust the level of stimulation automatically.

Product: Medtronic AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor
Cost: N/A
Availability: Now
Source: www.medtronic.com
Companies: Medtronic