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1. (WO2017156232) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NERVE STIMULATION AND/OR MONITORING

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/156232    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/021516
Publication Date: Fri Sep 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A61N 1/05
A61B 5/00
Applicants: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
Inventors: WIJESUNDARA, Muthu, B.J.
LANDRITH, Ryan, Andrew
NOTHNAGLE, Caleb, P.
KIM, Young-Tae
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NERVE STIMULATION AND/OR MONITORING
Abstract:
In one aspect, an apparatus for stimulating and/or monitoring a nerve is described herein. In some embodiments, the apparatus comprises a top substrate layer, a bottom substrate layer in facing opposition to the top substrate layer, and a channel disposed between the top substrate layer and the bottom substrate layer. The apparatus further comprises a plurality of electrodes disposed on one or more interior surfaces of the channel. Additionally, the channel is defined by the top substrate layer, the bottom substrate layer, and a retaining wall extending at least partially between the top substrate layer and the bottom substrate layer. The retaining wall retains the nerve within the channel.