Andreas Lickel

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A tetraplegic volunteer was implanted with percutaneous intramuscular electrodes in hand and forearm muscles. Furthermore, a sensory nerve cuff electrode was implanted on the volar digital nerve to the radial side of the index finger branching off the median nerve. In laboratory experiments a stimulation system was used to produce a lateral grasp (key grip)(More)
A closed-loop control system for controlling the key grip of a C6 tetraplegic patient was developed. Natural sensors served as the source of the feedback signal. The neural signals from cutaneous receptors were picked up by an implanted cuff electrode placed around the radial branch of the median nerve innervating the lateral part of the index finger.(More)
An implantable stimulator system has been developed for nerve stimulation. The system is capable of stimulating selectively, either by fibre position, fibre size or by sending action potentials in one direction only, based on the use of nerve cuffs. The stimulator produces either quasi-trapezoidal current pulses, to allow anodal blocking, or conventional(More)
Functional electrical stimulation of paralyzed hands can provide the user with some basic hand function. To improve the grasp provided by this method it is being attempted to use information from natural cutaneous sensors as recorded by a nerve cuff electrode implanted around a peripheral nerve. Slips across the skin can be detected in the nerve signal.(More)
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