PERCEPT™ PC NEUROSTIMULATOR Neurostimulator for Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

The first complete DBS system with sensing, directionality, and visual programming giving you access to the personalised data-driven insights you need to make informed decisions.

Closeup of the Percept PC neurostimulator for deep brain stimulation.


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Unprecedented Insights — Inside and Outside of the Clinic

Personalise DBS therapy for your patients using objective data combined with event capturing.

Configure patient events using the patient programmer. Track events over time and correlate events with brain signals using the clinician programmer.

BrainSense™ Technology

The Percept™ PC device features BrainSense™ technology designed to capture brain signals (local field potential, or LFP) using the implanted DBS lead. These signals can be recorded simultaneously while delivering therapeutic stimulation, inside and outside the clinic.†  BrainSense™ technology delivers personalised insights into patient's symptom fluctuations which could help maximize ON-time.1-4

You can correlate these brain signals with stimulation and events capturing medication, symptoms, or side effects — to deliver personalized, data-driven treatment and adjust as patients' needs evolve.

Read about research on brain sensing and BrainSense™ technology in this scientific compendium.

Empower Your Patients

Easy-to-Adjust Stimulation Options

The DBS patient programmer is enhanced so patients can more easily and conveniently engage with their therapy.

Assign custom names to therapy groups so that patients can easily adjust and customize their therapy to their desired activities.

Digital Diary

Configure up to four custom events — such as medication adherence, side effects, and experiencing on/off state — that your patients can track digitally using the intuitive patient programmer.


Image showing the percept pc patient programmer on three separate screens, events, battery and groups

The only 1.5T and 3T MR Conditional DBS System

The Percept™ PC device adds full-body 3T MRI eligibility§ for DBS patients, so they may benefit from the cutting-edge medical imaging when they need it. Plus, using a bipolar therapy group allows therapy to be ON during an MRI scan.5

Now clinicians can use MRI Eligibility workflow on the clinician programmer to check MRI eligibility, generate an eligibility report, and place a patient’s device into the appropriate state for an MRI exam.

Patients can use MRI Mode on their patient programmer for a streamlined path to conditionally safe MRI scans, without needing to visit the clinician managing their DBS therapy.

Percept PC clinician and patient programmers

Expanded Access to MRI

The expanded MRI eligibility of the Percept™ PC device supports the most prevalent and fastest-growing MRI modalities.6

Estimated Global MRI Systems Market:

Chart showing that 3.0T is estimated to grow to 30% by 2023.

Engineered for Patient Comfort

Modern and Ergonomic

Percept™ PC device is smaller and thinner than the previous generation Activa™ PC device, and features a modern, ergonomic design — offering enhanced comfort for patients.7



Designed to Last Longer — and Keep You Informed

Percept™ PC device is smaller|| yet offers improved longevity.

Plus, its smart battery technology provides real-time prediction of remaining battery life,** so you and your patients can have elevated peace of mind when planning for a replacement device.


Percept PC patient and clinician programmers displaying battery information

Smart, Personalised and Future-ready Technology3

The Percept™ PC device features our most advanced DBS technologies: proprietary cortex chipset, custom cutting-edge electronics, and embedded software for patented processing and analysis of brain signals.

The state-of-the-art Percept™ PC device is also designed to facilitate expanded capabilities in the future via software upgrades — so you’re prepared for what’s next in DBS.4

The Percept PC device has up to 16 independently regulated stimulation channels, up to 6 noise-limiting sensing channels, and a cortex chipset.


Compatible with:

  • Lead model 3387 – movement disorders and epilepsy
  • Lead model 3389 – movement disorders
  • Extension model 37086
  • Clinician programmer model CT900 (tablet) with  clinician programmer software application A610, and communicator model 8880T2
  • DBS Patient Programmer Model TH91D with patient programmer software application A620

Model Specifications

Model B35200
Battery Primary Cell
Weight 61g
Height 68mm
Length 51mm
Channels 2


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Listen to the Experts 


Medtronic's Activa™ PC+S device received CE Mark on January 17, 2013, but was not commercially distributed.

Signals may not be present or measurable in all patients.

Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.


Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional which means they are safe for MRI scans only under certain conditions. If the conditions are not met, the MRI could cause tissue heating, especially at the implanted lead(s) in the brain, which may result in serious and permanent injury or death. Before having an MRI, always talk with the doctor who manages your DBS Therapy to determine your eligibility and discuss potential benefits and risks of MRI. For further information, please call Medtronic at +44 (0) 1923 205101.


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Based on current actual battery level and therapy settings from last seven days.


For median energy use in DBS for patients with Parkinson’s disease, with moderate (up to 2 months per year) BrainSense™ technology usage


For median energy use in DBS for patients with Parkinson’s disease, with equivalent settings and no BrainSense™ technology usage


Feldmann LK, Lofredi R, Neumann WJ, et al. Toward therapeutic electrophysiology: beta-band suppression as a biomarker in chronic local field potential recordings. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2022. Apr 19;8(1):44. 


Feldmann LK, Neumann WJ, Krause P, et al. Subthalamic beta band suppression reflects effective neuromodulation in chronic recordings. Eur J Neurol. 2021. Jul;28(7):2372-2377. 


Cummins DD, Kochanski RB, Gilron R, et al. Chronic Sensing of Subthalamic Local Field Potentials: Comparison of First and Second Generation Implantable Bidirectional Systems Within a Single Subject. Front Neurosci. 2021. Aug 10;15:725797. 


Thenaisie Y, Palmisano C, Canessa A, et al. Towards adaptive deep brain stimulation: clinical and technical notes on a novel commercial device for chronic brain sensing. J Neural Eng. 2021;18(4):10.1088/1741-2552/ac1d5b. Published 2021 Aug 31. doi:10.1088/1741-2552/ac1d5


MRI guidelines for Medtronic deep brain stimulation systems 37601 37602 37603 37612 B35200 —M929535A074 Rev B, accessed on May 27, 2022.


 BCC Research Report HLC078D: Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologies and Global Markets (July 2018).


NDHF1550-188790 Percept PC (model B35200) INS Dimensional Analysis Report, v2.

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