Principal Investigators

    Dr Arthur Thevathasan


    University of Melbourne

    Contact information of lead PI



    Title of project or programme

    Closed-loop deep brain stimulation: Optimising treatment of Parkinson’s disease using adaptive stimulation

    Source of funding information

    National Health and Medical Research Council

    Total sum awarded (Euro)

    € 493,350

    Start date of award


    Total duration of award in years



    Research Abstract

    Deep brain stimulation is an established therapy for Parkinson’s disease when patients’ symptoms cannot be controlled adequately using medication. Although deep brain stimulation usually improves quality of life significantly, existing devices have shortcomings that often result in poor symptom alleviation and/or undesirable side-effects. This project is aimed at developing an innovative system that automatically adjusts stimulation according to the continually fluctuating needs of each patient.

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Types: Investments < €500k
Member States: Australia
Diseases: N/A
Years: 2016
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