A model study on fascicle selective stimulation of multi-fascicular nerves


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Veltink, Peter H. and Boom, Herman B.K. and Veen van, Benno K. (1988) A model study on fascicle selective stimulation of multi-fascicular nerves. In: 10th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 4-7 Nov. 1988, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Abstract:A model of nerve stimulation is presented, incorporating a realistic cross-sectional geometry of a multifascicular nerve. The potential field within the nerve as caused by an stimulation electrode was calculated numerically. Nerve-fiber excitation was modeled according to D.R. McNeal (IEEE Trans Biomed. Eng., vol.23, p.329-37, 1976). Fascicle selective stimulation was studied for electrodes placed outside the nerve, in the epinerium just outside the fascicle and inside the fascicle. The model predicts that extraneural electrodes might selectively stimulate fascicles at the surface of the nerve, while intraneural or even intrafascicular electrodes are necessary for selective stimulation of deeper lying fascicles.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:© 1988 IEEE
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/56103
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.1988.94907
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