meltsner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 16:21:29 PST 2005
You'd probably end up with a fully implanted controller and electrode,
like the pair that my wife has for migraine control. The electrode is
placed near the middle of her forehead, and the wires routed around
her ears and down to the controllers implanted at the top of her
chest. The controller has an RF transceiver, and the Medtronics field
engineer has a box that can program the controller as to which pair of
electrodes are turned on, the frequency, amplitude, etc. Janice has a
simplified remote control that turns the controllers on and off and
changes the amplitude only.
Due to the really nasty antibiotics she took after the operation, she
wasn't at risk for infections and once the wounds all healed, there
was no longer any way for germs to get in. The battery in each
controller is expected to be good for 2-5 years.
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