Boston Scientific is releasing in Europe the world’s smallest and thinnest 16-contact non-rechargeable (primary cell) spinal cord stimulator, the Precision Novi. The high-capacity pain relief system has a new, somewhat unusual shape that was developed to offer greater comfort to those wearing the implant. It’s smaller than any other comparable device and unlike other primary cell systems, it comes with a wireless remote that can be used by the patient to adjust therapy options.
The device is programmed via the Illumina 3D software that takes into account the spatial positioning of the leads, as well as the electrical conductivity of the spinal cord and nearby tissue. Additionally, unlike other non-rechargeable spinal cord stimulators, the Precision Novi is able to provide different field shapes and waveforms, including bursts and high frequency signals.
From the announcement:
“The small size and novel shape of the Precision Novi implant improves patient comfort and enables a very discreet subcutaneous placement,” said Dr. Simon Thomson, a consultant in Pain Management and Neuromodulation at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals, UK. “The simplicity of the programming software saves valuable time in the operating theatre, efficiently allowing me to achieve and maintain comfortable therapy for my patients.”
Unlike any other primary cell system, the Precision Novi intuitive Illumina 3D neural targeting software incorporates three-dimensional lead location, as well as the conductivity of the spinal cord and surrounding tissue. This point-and-click technology automatically calculates the optimal programming configuration to target the selected pain area. Further, unique for primary cell devices, Precision Novi is a MultiWave™ Platform capable of delivering a variety of field shapes and waveforms with or without paresthesia, including burst and higher rate frequencies.
Here’s a Boston Sci video about the Precision Novi:
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