A Comparison between Block and Smooth Modeling in Finite Element Simulations of TDCS

Indahlastari, Aprinda ;   Sadleir, Rosalind

Tags Neural stimulation - Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)Brain functional imaging - SegmentationBrain physiology and modeling

Current density distributions in five selected structures, namely, anterior superior temporal gyrus (ASTG), hippocampus (HIP), inferior frontal...

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A Fast Stimulability Screening Protocol for Neuronal Cultures on Microelectrode Arrays

Kapucu, Fikret Emre ;   Tanskanen, Jarno M. A. ;   Yuting, Yuan ;   Hyttinen, Jari

Tags Neural stimulation

Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) are used to study the electrical activity in brain slices and neuronal cultures. MEA experiments for the analysis...

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A New Handheld Electromagnetic Cortical Stimulator for Brain Mapping during Open Skull Neurosurgery: A Feasibility Study

Buzzi, Jacopo ;   De Momi, Elena ;   Baratelli, Francesco Maria ;   Giacometti, Marco ;   Fiocchi, Serena ;   Parazzini, Marta ;   Ravazzani, Paolo ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo

Tags Neural stimulationNeural stimulation - Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)Brain functional imaging - Evoked potentials

Transcranial magnetic stimulations have provided invaluable tools for investigating nervous system functions in a preoperative context; in this...

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Bioimpedance Spectroscopy Method for Investigating Changes to Intracranial Dose during Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Caytak, Hershel ;   Nejadgholi, Isar ;   Batkin, Izmail ;   Bolic, Miodrag

Tags Neural stimulation - Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)Neural interfaces - Tissue-electrode interface

Tissue resistance changes upon application of DC current. We posit that in a similar fashion, that scalp and skull resistances during...

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Corticospinal Excitability Changes to Anodal TDCS Elucidated with NIRS-EEG Joint-Imaging: An Ischemic Stroke Study

Jindal, Utkarsh ;   Sood, Mehak ;   Roy Chowdhury, Shubhajit ;   Das, Abhijit ;   Kondziella, Daniel ;   Dutta, Anirban

Tags Neural stimulation - Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)Brain functional imaging - EEGBrain functional imaging - NIR

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) has been shown to modulate corticospinal excitability. We used near-infrared spectroscopy...

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Effects of Electrode Size and Spacing on Sensory Modalities in the Phantom Thumb Perception Area for the Forearm Amputees

Li, Peng ;   Chai, Guohong ;   Zhu, Kaihua ;   Lan, Ning ;   Sui, Xiaohong

Tags Neural stimulationRehabilitationSensory neuroprostheses

Tactile sensory feedback plays a key role in accomplishing the dexterous manipulation of prosthetic hands for the amputees, and the...

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Fabrication and Characterization of Stimulus Nerve Cuff Electrode with Highly Roughened Surface for Chronic Implant

Lee, Yi Jae ;   Song, Kang-Il ;   Kang, Ji Yoon ;   Lee, Soo Hyun

Tags Neural stimulationNeural stimulation - Peripheral & spinalNeural interfaces - MEMS methods for guided growth

Nerve cuff electrodes for peripheral nerve prostheses are required chronically implanted electrodes which simultaneously stimulate and record...

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Fiber Size-Selective Stimulation using Action Potential Filtering for a Peripheral Nerve Interface: A Simulation Study

Rapeaux, Adrien ;   Nikolic, Konstantin ;   Williams, Ian ;   Eftekhar, Amir ;   Constandinou, Timothy

Tags Neural stimulationNeural interfaces - Stimulator technologyNeuromuscular systems - Computational modeling

Functional electrical stimulation is a powerful tool for restoration of function after nerve injury. However selectivity of stimulation remains...

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Interfacing in Silico and in Vitro Neuronal Networks

Bruzzone, Arianna ;   Pasquale, Valentina ;   Nowak, Przemyslaw ;   Tessadori, Jacopo ;   Massobrio, Paolo ;   Chiappalone, Michela

Tags Neural stimulationNeural signals - Coding

In this study, an in vitro cortical culture was stimulated according to the activity exhibited by its in silico counterpart. We connected the...

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Iterative Electrodes Increase Neural Recruitment for Deep Brain Stimulation

Wei, Xuefeng ;   Iyengar, Naina ;   DeMaria, Andrew

Tags Neural stimulation - Deep brainNeural interfaces - Implantable systemsNeural interfaces - Stimulator technology

Deep brain stimulators require surgical replacement when primary cell batteries are depleted. We designed novel electrode contact geometries...

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Long-Term Detection of Parkinsonian Tremor Activity from Subthalamic Nucleus Local Field Potentials

Houston, Brady ;   Blumenfeld, Zachary ;   Quinn, Emma ;   Bronte-Stewart, Helen ;   Chizeck, Howard

Tags Neural stimulation - Deep brainNeurological disordersNeural signals - Spectral analysis

Current deep brain stimulation paradigms deliver continuous stimulation to deep brain structures to ameliorate the symptoms of Parkinson’s...

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Optimization of a Wearable Pudendal Nerve Stimulator using Computational Models

Nasrollahy Shiraz, Arsam ;   Leaker, Brian ;   Demosthenous, Andreas

Tags Neural stimulation - Peripheral & spinalRehabilitation - Spinal injuryNeural stimulation

After spinal cord injury, lower urinary tract functions may be disrupted. Trans-rectal stimulation of the pudendal nerve may enable patients...

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Optimization of Parkinson Disease Treatment Combining Anti-Parkinson Drugs and Deep Brain Stimulation using Patient Diaries

Schneider, Jakub ;   Novak, Daniel ;   Jech, Robert

Tags Neural stimulation - Deep brainNeurological disorders - Treatment methodologiesHuman performance - Modelling and prediction

The number of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease is increasing rapidly due to population aging. While traditional medications-based...

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Removal of Transcranial A.C. Current Stimulation Artifact from Simultaneous EEG Recordings by Superposition of Moving Averages

Kohli, Siddharth ;   Casson, Alexander James

Tags Neural stimulation - Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)Neural stimulationNeural signal processing

Transcranial Current Stimulation (tCS) is a recent development for non-invasive brain stimulation. At present tCS introduces large artifacts...

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Spatially Distributed Sequential Array Stimulation of Tibial Anterior Muscle for Foot Drop Correction

Zhou, Hui ;   Wang, Yingying ;   Chen, Wanzhen ;   Zhang, NanXin ;   Krundel, Ludovic ;   Li, Guanglin

Tags Neural stimulationRehabilitation - MusculoskeletalRehabilitation - Stroke

Electrode arrays for the ease of electrode placement in the correction of foot drop with surface electrical stimulation have been developed...

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Therapeutic Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation on Motor Cortex in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Mukhopadhyay, Rupsha ;   Mahadevappa, Manjunatha ;   Prasanna, Lenka ;   Biswas, Abhishek

Tags Neural stimulation - Peripheral & spinalRehabilitationNeurological disorders

In the present study we have evaluated the electroencephalogram (EEG) signal recorded during ankle dorsiflexion in children with spastic...

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Wrist Rigidity Assessment during Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Costa, Pedro ;   Rosas, Maria José ;   Vaz, Rui ;   Cunha, João Paulo Silva

Tags Neural stimulation - Deep brainNeurological disorders - Diagnostic and evaluation techniques

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients often need Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery when they become intolerant to drugs or these lose...

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