Neurostimulation: Emerging As Most Promising Medical Device Therapy

May, 2020

Advances in neurotechnology and neuroimaging technology have increased the understanding of complex neurocircuitry. It is contributing to the discovery of necessary tools and the use of neurostimulation therapies to treat patients living with many debilitating neurological and psychiatric disorders.

After remaining stagnant for the past 30 years, Electrical stimulation technologies are evolving towards potential closed-loop therapeutic control systems with the ability to deliver stimulation with a higher spatial resolution to provide continuously customized neuromodulation for optimal clinical outcomes.

Advancements such as electrode design and wearable technology have enabled long-term high precision, sensing, and stimulating as well as computing approaches to acquire and assess meaningful feedback signals in real-time. This is helping caregivers to automatically monitor the symptoms which predict some severe conditions such as seizures even before the patient is aware of them.

The drug-free advantages of these devices in the management of chronic pain are acting as a lifesaver for many people. It avoids the systemic impacts and possible addictive outcomes of drug therapy. Such broad therapeutic scope and promising results of the devices are influencing manufacturers to develop less toxic, less invasive, and more effective devices to transform disease treatment on a global scale. Hence there would be a growing demand for the development of effective neurovascular devices and commercialization in the forecast period.


The popularity of neurostimulation devices is increasing for being minimally invasive over invasive therapies.  Their benefits such as less pain, fast recovery, and less blood loss enabled many healthcare providers to adapt neurostimulation therapy to deliver safe and effective treatment.

Several companies are focusing on introducing technologically advanced devices by investing more in R&D, to offer improved efficiency, safety, user-friendliness, and miniaturization to improve patients' experience and clinical outcomes. Therefore, Neuromodulation is poised to remain the leading sector of the neurological devices market over the next decade.

-Tejaswini Hiremath
Research Analyst
Infoholic Research