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Prosthetic devices can be controlled using signals recorded in parts of the body where sensation and/or voluntary movement have been retained. Although neural prosthetic applications have used single-channel recordings, multiple-channel recordings could provide a significant increase in useable control signals. Multiple control signals can be acquired from(More)
Neural signals recorded in parts of the body where voluntary movement has been retained can be used to control prosthetic devices that assist patients to regain lost function. The number of signals recorded to control these devices can be increased by using a single multi-contact electrode placed over a multi-fasciculated peripheral nerve. Recordings made(More)
Electrical stimulation of peripheral nerves can be used to restore partial motor function to individuals with neurological impairment. Previous work from our lab has shown that the flat interface nerve electrode (FINE) can be used to selectively stimulate fiber populations within a nerve trunk. We expect that selective recording of spatially segregated axon(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the changes in the anteroposterior dimensions of both the retropalatal and retrolingual airway spaces of the pharynx and hyoid bone position during hypoglossal nerve stimulation under general anesthesia in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional. SETTING Academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
Neural signals recorded in functional sections of the nervous system where voluntary movement has been retained can be used to control prosthetic devices to assist patients to regain lost function. The number of signals recorded to control these devices can be increased by using a single multi-contact electrode placed over a multi-fasciculated peripheral(More)
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