ANS / St. Jude Medical‘s Eon Mini implantable neurostimulator, a device we covered back in April when it was approved by the European and American regulators, has been implanted into the first patient. The recipient is Adam Hammond, a former member of the U.S. Army’s “Golden Knights” Parachute Team, who was skydiving while on leave in 2006 when his parachute did not deploy correctly. The Eon Mini implantation was performed at the Center for Pain Relief in Charleston, W.Va.
To check out the features of the device, either head to our previous post, or to the product page at EonMini.com. Below is a rundown of the NeuroDynamix™ microchip technology that powers the device:
Thanks to breakthrough NeuroDynamix™ technology, … enhanced Eon IPG is bringing unprecedented speed, power, and efficiency to you and your SCS patients. Utilizing a proprietary new microchip and enhanced software, NeuroDynamix technology delivers best-in-class power output. Seamless coverage with multiple independent arrays. Unmatched time between recharges. And much more. Which gives your SCS patients pain coverage, control, and sustainability like never before. And takes their relief to entirely new places.
Power to Deliver and Sustain Successful Therapy
Eon IPG has the highest power output on the market—giving you extra capabilities for even the most challenging cases Addresses high impedance levels and the need for increasing power requirements over time Allows complex multi-site treatment while maintaining power at broad parameter range
Speed and Frequency for Seamless Coverage
Proprietary Intelligent Discharge Technology™ enables high-frequency programming even when using multiple independent arrays Microchip processing speed enables Dynamic MultiStim to seamlessly create broad, multifocal areas of stimulation Provides patients with a perception of smooth, continuous coverage
Efficiency to go the Distance
Intelligent NeuroDynamix microchip monitors power output and continuously switches modes to deliver the desired stimulation in the most power-efficient manner possible, extending battery life and maximizing time between recharges Constant current circuitry automatically adjusts power output over time to maintain the prescribed current needed for pain relief High-efficiency power management and the largest available battery capacity give patients the flexibility to recharge on a schedule that best fits their lifestyle, now and in the future