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An easy-to-use garment for the non-invasive recording of the electrical activity of the human spinal cord

Project description

Measuring spinal cord activity in health and disease

Spinal cord injury or an enhanced sensitivity of spinal cord neurons causes chronic pain. Effective pain management demands a better understanding of the electrophysiological changes that occur at spinal cord level. The EU-funded SpinRec project aims to resolve this issue by developing a non-invasive approach capable of measuring the electrical activity of human spinal neurons. The generated electrospinogram (ESG) will be compatible with brain activity measurements, offering a new way of assessing the spinal cord–brain axis in health and disease. Long term, this tool will enable the early diagnosis and stratification of spinal cord injury patients and those suffering from chronic pain.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-PoC
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Host institution

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 150 000

Beneficiaries (1)

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations