Best Life: Smart device for epilepsy and movement disorders – WMC

A team of neurosurgeons at Yale University are the first in the country to implant a newly approved deep brain stimulation, or DBS, device into a patient with epilepsy. The new device is called Percept and it’s the first system designed to give personalized feedback.

Doctors implant DBS devices in patients to control seizures or the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The DBS is a small, pacemaker-like device that goes under the skin, in the chest, with leads that go to a targeted area of the brain to provide stimulation. But now, this can go one step beyond.

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