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Method and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and suppression of pathological tremors through neurostimulation of the afferent pathways

AuthorsRocón, Eduardo ; Pons Rovira, José Luis ; Farina, Dario; Dosen, Strahinja
Issue Date13-Nov-2014
CitationUS2014/0336722 A1
AbstractMethod and neuroprosthetic device for monitoring and sup pression of pathological tremors in a user through the neuro stimulation of the afferent pathways to the brain, which com prises wearable elements placed over the parts of the body affected by tremor, wherein said wearable elements (1) have sensors selected from bioelectric sensors (3) generating a bioelectrical signal characterization of tremor, biomechanical sensors (4) generating a biomechanical signal characteriza tion of tremor and a combination thereof, a programmable electronic device (9) comprised of a control, acquisition and processing module of the characterization signals, and a sig nal generator for the afferent stimulation based on the bio electrical, biomechanical or combination of both signal char acterization and stimulation electrodes (8) which transmit the neuromodulation signals to the afferent pathways projecting into the central nervous system to modulate the activity of the neural structures responsible for tremor generation.
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