Emerging Technologies in DBS for Movement Disorders

4:00 - 5:30 PM Friday, Jan. 13

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders is not new, but treatment strategies are getting smarter. Advanced connectomics and software analysis may help guide surgical targeting. Electrophysiological biomarkers are being uncovered to personalize stimulation paradigms. And both wearable and implanted closed-loops approaches are being explored. Here we explore these recent and future technological advances in DBS.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how incorporating connectomics into DBS planning can improve upon coordinate-based or anatomical targeting.
  • Discuss electrophysiological biomarkers of motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease that can be decoded in real-time to improve stimulation.
  • Describe why adaptive DBS for tremor may improve efficacy over open-loop constant stimulation.

Improving DBS Targeting Using Connectomics

Andreas Horn, MD PhD

Network Oscillations to Guide DBS in Parkinson’s Disease

Doris Wang, MD PhD

Wearable and Implanted Sensor-Driven DBS for Tremor

Aysegul Gunduz, PhD

Faculty subject to change.