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Smart electrode for nerve sensing

Objective

Neuroprostheses, for rehabilitation of basic neurological functions in persons with spinal cord injury, should be improved by the use of feedback signals. Internationalneuroprosthesis research centres propose to design efficient sensing systemising natural sensory signals. Compared to existing recording nerve electrodes, the SENS smart electrode will improve signal-to-noise ratio and selectivity.lndeed, twill take advantage of the spiral cuff nerve electrode and include a multicontactthin conductive film. Recorded signals will be amplified, digitised and multiplexed using an encapsulated ASIC directly installed on the nerveelectrode. An implanted monitoring unit will process the multiplexed signals coming from 2 to 4 smart electrodes. Through a trancutaneous link, it will communicate with, and be supplied by an external interface located outside the skin. Thefully-validated SENS system would then be used in closed- loop neuroprostheses.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
54,Avenue Hippocrate 54 - Ucl 5446
1200 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (6)

AALBORG UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
7 D,fredrik Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg
APPLIED MICROENGINEERING LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Milton Park 68
OX14 4RX Abingdon
NEUROTECH SA
Belgium
Address
Place Des Peintres 7/003
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE DE MONS HAINAUT
Belgium
Address
Avenue Maistriau 23
7000 Mons-bergen
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Capper Street 11-20
WC1E 6JA London
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath