Characterization of a bimodal electrocutaneous stimulation device

P. Steenbergen*, J.R. Buitenweg, E.M. van der Heide, P.H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    In order to improve observability of the processing of nociceptive and tactile stimuli, a new electrocutaneous stimulation electrode was developed. The electrode aims at combining the exact timing of electric stimulation with preferential activation of nociceptive or tactile afferents. In order to determine the effect of stimuli applied through the bimodal electrode on subjects, a characterization study was perfomed. The needle electrode sensation thresholds were lower than the flat electrode thresholds. The subject averaged quality VAS score was significantly influenced by mode, the intensity score by NoP. The EP's were significantly influenced by both mode and NoP and suggest a difference in processing between the modes.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
    Subtitle of host publicationECIFMBE 2008, 23–27 November 2008 Antwerp, Belgium
    EditorsJos Vander Sloten, Pascal Verdonck, Marc Nyssen, Jens Haueisen
    Place of PublicationHeidelberg
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages230-234
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-89208-3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-540-89207-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2008
    Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp, Belgium
    Duration: 23 Nov 200827 Nov 2008
    Conference number: 4

    Publication series

    NameIFMBE Proceedings
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume22
    ISSN (Print)1680-0737

    Conference

    Conference4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
    Abbreviated titleECIFMBE 2008
    CountryBelgium
    CityAntwerp
    Period23/11/0827/11/08

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