Design, fabrication, and characterization of a scalable tissue-engineered-electronic-nerve-interface (TEENI) device

Vidhi H. Desai, Benjamin S. Spearman, Chancellor S. Shafor, Sruthi Natt, Brandon Teem, James B. Graham, Eric W. Atkinson, Rebecca A. Wachs, Elizabeth A. Nunamaker, Kevin J. Otto, Christine E. Schmidt, Jack W. Judy

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Abstract

In this study, we describe a novel peripheral-nerve interface which makes use of highly flexible multi-electrode arrays that are integrated into hydrogel-based scaffolds to form a hybrid tissue-engineered electronic construct. This tissue-engineered electronic nerve interface (TEENI) is designed to be scalable to high channel counts using multiple polyimide-based 'threads' that are evenly distributed through a volume of the nerve equal to its diameter times the distance between one or more nodes of Ranvier. Such scalability could greatly increase the precision and resolution of motor-control and sensory-feedback signals exchanged between amputees and advanced upper-limb prosthetic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication8th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages203-206
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538619162
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2017
Event8th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2017 - Shanghai, China
Duration: May 25 2017May 28 2017

Publication series

NameInternational IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER
ISSN (Print)1948-3546
ISSN (Electronic)1948-3554

Other

Other8th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2017
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period5/25/175/28/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Desai, V. H., Spearman, B. S., Shafor, C. S., Natt, S., Teem, B., Graham, J. B., ... Judy, J. W. (2017). Design, fabrication, and characterization of a scalable tissue-engineered-electronic-nerve-interface (TEENI) device. In 8th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2017 (pp. 203-206). [8008326] (International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/NER.2017.8008326