A real-time platform for studying the modulatory capacity of epidural stimulation after spinal cord injury

Epidural electrical stimulation (EES) showed promises to improve standing and walking after neurological disorders. To date, EES has been delivered continuously, although time-dependent stimulations would likely be more efficient to activate specific subsets of sensorimotor circuits with the appropriate timing. To address this issue, we developed a real-time stimulation platform that allows to trigger EES during pre-defined phases of the gait cycle in freely walking rats. We leveraged this platform to demonstrate the ability of time-dependent EES to modulate key aspects of locomotor kinematics in rats with complete spinal cord transection. This platform will support the development of personalized stimulation strategies that can be tailored to the need of individual subjects


Published in:
2013 6Th International Ieee/Embs Conference On Neural Engineering (Ner), 1449-1452
Presented at:
6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), San Diego, CA, NOV 06-08, 2013
Year:
2013
Publisher:
New York, Ieee
ISSN:
1948-3546
ISBN:
978-1-4673-1969-0
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