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What kind of battery is used for deep brain stimulation (DBS)?

The battery pack used for deep brain stimulation is about the same size as a pacemaker.

The neurostimulator for deep brain stimulation (DBS) runs on two types of batteries, rechargeable and non-rechargeable. With non-rechargeable batteries, the doctor tells people when it needs changing and will change it for them. With rechargeables, people get a charger that they hold over their neurostimulator. The doctor tells them how long they need to charge their battery for. It’s really important to keep it well charged or it stops working.

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