Microchannel electrode interfaces to assess bladder afferent activity

By placing axons into polymeric microchannels hosting embedded electrodes the extracellular amplitude of action potentials is greatly increased, allowing for robust recording and noise suppression. We are developing such an electrode interface to record electrical activity from bladder afferents to restore bladder control in patients suffering from spinal cord injury. Here we describe our microchannel electrode interface in terms of design, microfabrication and electrode characteristics and report on in vivo bladder function after implantation of teased dorsal rootlets within microchannels.


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2011 5Th International Ieee/Embs Conference On Neural Engineering (Ner), 249-252
Presented at:
5th International IEEE Engineering-in-Medicine-and-Biology-Society (EMBS) Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Cancun, MEXICO, Apr 27-May 01, 2011
Year:
2011
Publisher:
Ieee Service Center, 445 Hoes Lane, Po Box 1331, Piscataway, Nj 08855-1331 Usa
ISBN:
978-1-4244-4141-9
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