Bioness announced that its StimRouter received the CE-Mark to Treat Fecal Incontinence.
Unlike most externally-powered neurostimulators, the StimRouter is not powered by RF received from the external transmitter. Instead, the external pulse transmitter is more like a TENS unit with gelled electrodes applied to the skin. The implant has no electronic components. It is just a lead that has a coil electrode that intercepts part of the current between the TENS electrodes, and routes the captured current to small electrodes in contact with the target nerve at the distal end of the lead. Continue reading