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Boston Scientific’s VerciseTM Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) system provides therapy that helps reduce some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. DBS utilizes a surgically implanted medical device that works by stimulating a targeted area in the brain. The stimulation can be adjusted by your physician to optimize your therapy to help control your symptoms. The stimulator also contains a rechargeable battery.
The Vercise™ DBS System received CE mark and TGA approval for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It is approved for sale in the EU, Israel, and Australia. The Vercise DBS System is also CE marked for the treatment of primary and secondary Dystonia and is approved for use in the EU. In the U.S., the Vercise DBS System is investigational and not available for sale. The INTREPID US DBS study is currently investigating the safety and effectiveness of the VerciseTM DBS system in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Learn more at www.bostonscientific.com.
LSVT Global is a socially responsible business with a mission to empower people with Parkinson disease (PD) through evidence-based speech, physical and occupational therapy programs. LSVT Global seeks to translate clinical treatment research directly to public health practice and increase accessibility of LSVT to people living with PD. To date, LSVT Global has trained over 20,000 speech, physical and occupational therapists in 62 countries in LSVT protocols. LSVT LOUD® speech treatment is now available in your home through the LSVT Companion System and via telemedicine through LSVT eLOUD. LSVT BIG® physical/occupational therapy is growing in availability and has improved movement and quality of life of people with PD. During the Unity Walk, there will be experts in speech, physical and occupational therapy for PD at the booth. You will see why this company is REVOLUTIONIZING REHABILITATION and making an impact on the Parkinson's community. After visiting our booth, visit our website at www.LSVTGlobal.com.
SpeechVive, giving people with Parkinson’s a voice!
SpeechVive is a behind the ear smart device which helps people with Parkinson’s disease speak more loudly and communicate more effectively. The SpeechVive device is based on the research of Dr. Jessica Huber at Purdue University. Clinical data over 4 years demonstrated SpeechVive to be effective in improving volume, articulation, and speech rate in 90% of the people participating in the study.
SpeechVive must be programmed by a trained speech language pathologist. The SpeechVive device collects data which the speech language pathologist can use during follow up visits to measure speech improvement as well as make adjustment to the SpeechVive for continued speech improvement.
Visit our website at http://www.speechvive.com to see if SpeechVive can help you or a loved one regain their speech.