Managing Your DBS System

Learning to Control Your Symptoms

Your DBS system offers directional therapy designed to maximize your symptom control while minimizing side effects. All therapy adjustments can be made on an Apple mobile digital device. You and your doctor can fine-tune your therapy over time to find the settings that work best for you.

Connecting to your stimulation device

  1. Tap the patient controller icon on the Home screen to launch the app. Your St. Jude Medical patient controller app will automatically connect to your device.
    Patient controller icon on the home screen of an Apple device.
  2. If you have two generators, select the generator you want to connect with from the list.

    Generator listed in patient controller on the screen of an Apple device.

Starting and stopping stimulation

Start and stop stimulation by tapping on the Therapy is ON or Therapy is OFF button on the Therapy screen.
Turn therapy on or off in patient controller on the screen of an Apple device.

Adjusting strength

The Strength button shows the current stimulation strength level. Tap the Strength button to adjust the stimulation level.

  1. Tap Side 1 or Side 2 Strength on the Therapy screen. On the Strength screen you can adjust the strength for the selected side.
    Navigate to the strength settings in the patient controller on the screen of an Apple device.
  2. Tap the + or - buttons to increase or decrease strength levels until you feel a comfortable level of stimulation. The number and green bar will increase or decrease as you increase or decrease strength).
    Adjust strength levels in patient controller on the screen of an Apple device.