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Microelectrode arrays (MEAs) are designed to monitor and/or stimulate extracellularly neuronal activity. However, the biomechanical and structural mismatch between current MEAs and neural tissues remains a challenge for neural interfaces. This article describes a material strategy to prepare neural electrodes with improved mechanical compliance that relies(More)
Neural interfaces are implanted devices that couple the nervous system to electronic circuitry. They are intended for long term use to control assistive technologies such as muscle stimulators or prosthetics that compensate for loss of function due to injury. Here we present a novel design of interface for peripheral nerves. Recording from axons is(More)
Mechanical guidance can be used to provide a supporting structure through which and onto which regenerating axons can grow. The dimensions of the mechanical guide need to be suitable to support regenerated axon outgrowth and vascularisation. In this paper, we present the design and fabrication process of a three-dimensional (3D) device comprising a bundle(More)
This paper describes how specimens of nervous tissue can be prepared for successful imaging in X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (microCT), and how this method can be used to study the integration of nervous tissue into a polymeric scaffold. The sample preparation involves staining the biological tissue with osmium tetroxide to increase its X-ray attenuation,(More)
The spiral peripheral nerve interface (SPNI) has been developed to record neural activity by utilizing the body's own ability to regenerate axons after injury. The implantable device is capable of providing a chronic recording array for use with technology designed to compensate for a loss of motor function. The SPNI offers a good route to establishing an(More)
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