Modeling Workflow for Study of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Peripheral Nerves

Fábio Rodrigues, Marian Bartek, Paulo Mendes

Abstract

Urinary dysfunctions are among the most devastating consequences of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Neurostimulation of intact sacral nerve roots innervating bladder is potentially a good alternative to the treatments using drugs and catheterization. A finer control over the electrical stimulation of sacral roots can be an enabling technology for developing advanced neurostimulation matching the patient needs. In this paper a modeling workflow to study axon behaviour in sacral nerve roots is presented. Simulation results show that the width and the amplitude of the stimulation electric pulses can be tuned to selectively recruit axons in sacral roots. A selective recruitment of axons innervating bladder is shown to be possible for pulse widths above 9 ms.

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Rodrigues F., Bartek M. and Mendes P. (2013). Modeling Workflow for Study of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Peripheral Nerves . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-34-1, pages 178-183. DOI: 10.5220/0004250001780183


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@conference{biodevices13,
author={Fábio Rodrigues and Marian Bartek and Paulo Mendes},
title={Modeling Workflow for Study of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Peripheral Nerves},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={178-183},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004250001780183},
isbn={978-989-8565-34-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2013)
TI - Modeling Workflow for Study of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Peripheral Nerves
SN - 978-989-8565-34-1
AU - Rodrigues F.
AU - Bartek M.
AU - Mendes P.
PY - 2013
SP - 178
EP - 183
DO - 10.5220/0004250001780183