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Whether you are considering Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) or are already in the Boston Scientific family, below you will find valuable information – all designed to provide you with important facts and insights. Our hope is that this guidance will help you feel informed and prepared at each step.

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How to use your Vercise Genus™ remote control.

Your Vercise remote control is designed to check the battery level of your stimulator and help you control your stimulation settings to best suit your individual needs. And its easy to use!

Here is a video to show you how to use your remote control:

Bruchure about using you DBS remote control

If you prefer to read, you can download a brochure with full instructions on how to use the remote control.

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How to charge your Vercise Genus™ rechargeable device.

The rechargeable Vercise Genus™ R16 Deep Brain Stimulation system should provide at least 25 years* battery life. This requires you to recharge your device. If you have been implanted with the non-rechargeable option (Vercise Genus™ P16) , you do not need to recharge of course, but you need a replacement surgery once the battery is depleted. The battery of the P16 device will last approx. 3.5 years.*

Charging your Vercise Genus™ system is a piece of cake - the charging system is simple and easy to use:

  • Depending on where the stimulator has been implanted, you will be using a charging belt or charging collar to recharge your device
  • The charging collar and belt are completely cordless, so you can enjoy full mobility while charging your device.
  • You can decide when and where you charge your device.

Top tips for ensuring it works for you:

Choose a charging schedule that works for you: you can decide whether to have shorter, more frequent charging sessions or longer, less frequent charging sessions. Pick a routine that best fits into your daily lifestyle and don’t forget that you can easily charge while watching your favourite TV programme or reading the morning paper. An average charging session for once a week, generally takes, 30-60 minutes.

Here is a video to show you how to charge your device:

Bruchure about charging  your DBS system

If you prefer to read, you can download a brochure with full instructions on how to charge your device.

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*Battery life is dependent on the stimulation settings and conditions.

This material is for informational Purposes only and not meant for medical diagnosis. This information does not constitute medical or legal advice, and Boston Scientific makes no representation regarding the medical benefits included in this information. Boston Scientific strongly recommends that you consult with your physician on all matters pertaining to your health.

CAUTION: The law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Indications, contraindications, warnings, and instructions for use can be found in the product labelling supplied with each device or at Products shown for INFORMATION purposes only and may not be approved or for sale in certain countries. This material not intended for use in France.