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Ionic Neural Sensing / Iasonas F. Triantis; Anna Radomska-Botelho Moniz; Kostis Michelakis; Sanjiv Sharma; Jakub Trzebinski; Belinda Garner; Amir Eftekhar

Springer Handbook of Medical Technology, Pages: 1059 - 1072

Swansea University Author: Sanjiv, Sharma

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/978-3-540-74658-4_56

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Neural disorders or malfunction can result to medical conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, spinal cord injury and many others, affecting the quality of life for millions of patients worldwide. Neural damage is often irreparable and when such conditions occur it is often very diffi...

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Published in: Springer Handbook of Medical Technology
ISBN: 978-3-540-74657-7 978-3-540-74658-4
Published: Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa36260
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Abstract: Neural disorders or malfunction can result to medical conditions such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, spinal cord injury and many others, affecting the quality of life for millions of patients worldwide. Neural damage is often irreparable and when such conditions occur it is often very difficult to assess exactly the way in which neural operation is affected. Such disorders are characterised by interrelated chemical and electrical changes in the brain. At present, it is possible to monitor neural activity through the detection of electrical activity. The instrumentation required for this detection ranges from large clinical recording equipment to implantable devices. Nerve electrodes can be penetrating (needle) or non-penetrating (cuff) and depending on their shape and position they often act as spatial filters to the electrical signals they pick up due to the ionic currents involved in neural conduction. Electrical neural recordings are often severely distorted by interference from other bio-signals and vital information is lost.
College: College of Engineering
Start Page: 1059
End Page: 1072