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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Antioxidative Microelectrodes to Improve Neural Recording Performance
Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey R. Capadona

Location: Cleveland, OH
Congressional District Code: 11
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $118,832
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Electrical signals recorded from the neurons of human patients by intracortical microelectrodes have been used to communicate with computers, control robotic limbs, and recently in a VA study, control the patient's own arm. The signal quality and the length of time that useful signals can be recorded are inconsistent. The consensus view of the community is that the inflammatory response of neural tissue that surrounds the microelectrodes, at least in part, compromises electrode reliability. Seve...

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