Electromechanical Restoration of the Micturition Reflex

Gerald W Timm, William E. Bradley

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Abstract

Techniques for reflex simulation as a treatment for the neurologically impaired bladder must restore volitional control of bladder function. This paper outlines the engineering commitments necessitated by biological considerations and the exclusive biological problems that must be dealt with in order to accomplish this. An electromechanical system that includes patient controllable mechanisms to provide for retention of intravesical content interrupted by intermittent expulsion is then described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-280
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Volume18 BME
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1971

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