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An implantable joint-angle transducer (IJAT) was implemented to provide command-control information from the wrist for functional neuromuscular stimulation (FNS) neuroprostheses. The IJAT uses the Hall effect to sense joint angle. The objectives of this study were to evaluate (1) chronic functionality, (2) safety and biocompatibility, (3) repeatability of(More)
An advanced neuroprosthesis that provides control of grasp-release, forearm pronation, and elbow extension to persons with cervical level spinal cord injury is described. The neuroprosthesis includes implanted and external components. The implanted components are a 10-channel stimulator-telemeter, leads and electrodes, and a joint angle transducer; the(More)
Implanted neuroprosthetic systems have been successfully used to provide upper-limb function for over 16 years. A critical aspect of these implanted systems is the safety, stability, and-reliability of the stimulating electrodes and leads. These components are (1) the stimulating electrode itself, (2) the electrode lead, and (3) the lead-to-device(More)
In order to test the hypothesis that overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid can cause the hydrocephalus seen in choroid plexus papillomas, adult mongrel dogs with and without hydrocephalus were subjected to high pressure intraventricular infusions of artificial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Pre- and postinfusion volumes were calculated, using a new method for(More)
The present experiments examine the suprathreshold response of the motion or direction-selective portion of the human visual system by means of the motion aftereffect (MAE). The MAE was measured as a function of the contrast and spatial frequency of moving sinusoidal gratings. For spatial frequencies less than 1 cy/deg, the MAE speed was found to increase(More)
Water vapour partial pressure (PH2O) and temperature (T) were measured together, continuously, at the airway opening (either lips or nares) and at the oropharynx of human subjects with normal lungs or with cystic fibrosis (CF). No apparent differences in PH2O or T were found between normal and CF groups breathing ambient air (22 +/- 2 degrees C). During(More)
An instrumentation system has been developed to simultaneously measure water vapor and temperature at the same point within respiratory airways during breathing. A mass spectrometer was used to analyze gas continuously sampled through a modified inlet catheter. At the tip of the catheter, gas temperature is sensed by a microbead thermistor. Adequate water(More)
An implantable stimulator-telemeter (IST-12) was developed for applications in neuroprosthetic restoration of limb function in paralyzed individuals. The IST-12 provides 12 stimulation channels and two myoelectric signal (MES) channels. The MES circuitry includes a two-channel multiplexer, preamplifier, variable gain amplifier/bandpass filter, full-wave(More)
A second generation implantable neuroprosthesis has been developed which provides improved control of grasp-release, forearm pronation, and elbow extension for individuals with cervical level spinal cord injury. In addition to the capacity to stimulate twelve muscles, the key technological feature of the advanced system is the capability to transmit data(More)
One of the goals of peripheral nerve cuff electrode development is the design of an electrode capable of selectively activating a specific population of axons in a common nerve trunk. Several designs such as the round spiral electrode or the flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) have shown such ability. However, multiple contact electrodes require many(More)