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A flexible microchannel electrode array for peripheral nerves to interface with neural prosthetics
Author(s): Ryan Landrith; Caleb Nothnagle; Young-tae Kim; Muthu B. J. Wijesundara
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Paper Abstract

In order to control neural prosthetics by recording signals from peripheral nerves with the required specificity, high density electrode arrays that can be easily implanted on very small peripheral nerves (50μm-500μm) are needed. Interfacing with these small nerves is surgically challenging due to their size and fragile nature. To address this problem, a Flexible MicroChannel Electrode Array for interfacing with small diameter peripheral nerves and nerve fascicles was developed. The electrochemical characterization and electrophysiological recordings from the common peroneal nerve of a rat are presented along with demonstration of the surgical ease-of-use of the array.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9859, Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III, 98590C (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228906
Show Author Affiliations
Ryan Landrith, Univ. of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (United States)
Caleb Nothnagle, Univ. of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (United States)
Young-tae Kim, Univ. of Texas at Arlington (United States)
Muthu B. J. Wijesundara, Univ. of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9859:
Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III
Dan Popa; Muthu B. J. Wijesundara, Editor(s)

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