Sculpting neural activation using deep brain stimulation leads with radially segmented contacts

Benjamin A. Teplitzky, Joe Xiao, Laura M. Zitella, Matthew D Johnson

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Abstract

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) leads with radially-segmented contacts are an enabling technology to more precisely sculpt neuronal activation and potentially improve clinical outcomes for patients with a number of brain disorders. In this study, we developed a computational modeling approach to investigate the relationship between the number of radial contacts around a DBS lead and the degree to which monopolar and bipolar stimulation settings can manipulate a region of axonal activation. Herein we describe methods for steering, shifting, and sculpting the region of neural activation in the context of both lead design and stimulation configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013
Pages170-173
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2013Nov 8 2013

Publication series

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

Other

Other2013 6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/6/1311/8/13

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