A technique for electrically inserting electrode arrays into peripheral nerves

Jos P.A. Smit, Wim L.C. Rutten

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    Abstract

    The authors developed a system based on high-frequency cutting methods to facilitate the insertion of multi-dimensional electrode arrays into peripheral nerves. The system incorporates a feedback loop for controlling arc intensity. This should reduce the risk of damage to electrode array and nerve. The high-frequency insertion system (HFIS) was used in a limited number of pilot experiments to insert wire electrodes into the peroneal nerve of the rat. Electrode coating and moistness of the nerve mere found to be very important factors for proper insertion. Recruitment curves obtained with an electrode inserted with the HFIS generally had lower maximum forces and higher threshold currents than curves obtained with a manually inserted electrode
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 1994
    Place of PublicationBaltimore, MD, USA
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages800-801
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-2050-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 1994
    Event16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1994 - Baltimore, United States
    Duration: 3 Nov 19946 Nov 1994
    Conference number: 16

    Conference

    Conference16th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1994
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryUnited States
    CityBaltimore
    Period3/11/946/11/94

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