Neural growth into a microchannel network: towards a regenerative neural interface


Share/Save/Bookmark

Wieringa, Paul A. and Wiertz, Remy W.F. and Feber, Joost le and Rutten, Wim L.C. (2009) Neural growth into a microchannel network: towards a regenerative neural interface. In: 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 29 April - 2 May 2009, Antalya, Turkey (pp. pp. 51-55).

open access
[img] PDF
509kB
Abstract:We propose and validated a design for a highly selective 'endcap' regenerative neural interface towards a neuroprosthesis. In vitro studies using rat cortical neurons determine if a branching microchannel structure can counter fasciculated growth and cause neurites to separte from one another, allowing for greater selective contact. Initial studies find that narrower branching microchannels achieve improved neurite separation. Electical stimulation of neurites within michrochannels is possible, as is recording of neurite action potentials with the microchannels acting as electrical singal amplifiers.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Faculty:
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/65493
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page