Artifical Spinal Cord
Our goal is to develop a device that can be able to generate movement of muscle and sensing that movement in a person having neurological damage, by applying electric current to nerves, bypassing an area of neurological damage, moving the muscle in a natural manner, and sending information of the movement to the spinal cord, thereby allowing the person to sense the movement. The artificial spinal cord includes a motor device for bypassing an area of neurological damage in communication with the sensory device having the biofeedback mechanism to send information generated by the motor device to the spinal cord, and the motor device being in communication with the information harvesting device having the mechanism to harvest information directly from the brain and motor cortex and send to the motor device.
Learn more in our Frontiers in Surgery case report article:
A Novel Electromagnetic-Neurobiologic Interface for Functional Animation of Dormant Motor Nerve Roots in Spinal Cord Injury via Neuromodulation