Today we have another example of iOS devices being used in medicine. St. Jude Medical has announced the Invisible Trial System External Pulse Generator (EPG), an external device that provides spinal cord stimulation (SCS) as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable pain of the trunk and limbs. This SCS on-body trial system is designed to mimic the experience of a permanent implant, eliminating the necessity for a trial cable.
The Clinician Programmer App enables the clinician to program the EPG and the Patient Controller App utilizes an iPod touch to control the device. Both apps and devices communicate with the EPG via Bluetooth.
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