Characterisation of a bimodal electrocutaneous stimulation device


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Steenbergen, P. and Buitenweg, J.R. and Heide van der, E.M. and Veltink, P.H. (2008) Characterisation of a bimodal electrocutaneous stimulation device. In: 44th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, 23-27 november 2008, Antwerpen, Belgium.

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Abstract:In order to improve observability of the processing of nociceptive and tactile stimuli, a new electrocutaneous stimulation electrode was developed. The electrode aims at combining the exact timing of electric stimulation with preferential activation of nociceptive or tactile afferents. In order to determine the effect of stimuli applied through the bimodal electrode on subjects, a characterization study was perfomed. The needle electrode sensation thresholds were lower than the flat electrode thresholds. The subject averaged quality VAS score was significantly influenced by mode, the intensity score by NoP. The EP's were significantly influenced by both mode and NoP and suggest a difference in processing between the modes.
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Copyright:© 2008 Springer
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/62658
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89208-3_57
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