ASTUTE (Adaptive Stimulation Technique Upgrading Therapeutic Efficacy) is a device that will radically improve therapy for people living with Parkinson’s disease.

ASTUTE utilises a signal originating in the brain to automatically control therapy, leading to better quality of life and reduced side effects for patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Further information

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Research team

Program leader: Prof Hugh McDermott

Team members: Dr Wesley ThevathasanMr Nicholas Sinclair, Dr Thushara Perera, A/Prof James Fallon, Dr Joel Villalobos, Dr Tomoko Hyakumara 

PhD researcher: Dr San San Xu

Collaborators: Mr Kristian Bullus, Dr Paul Minty (Deep Brain Stimulation Technologies Pty Ltd)