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Electromechanical Nerve Stimulator
Author and Affiliation:
Tcheng, Ping(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.)
Supplee, Frank H., Jr.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.)
Prass, Richard L.(Eastern Virginia Medical School)
Abstract: Nerve stimulator applies and/or measures precisely controlled force and/or displacement to nerve so response of nerve measured. Consists of three major components connected in tandem: miniature probe with spherical tip; transducer; and actuator. Probe applies force to nerve, transducer measures force and sends feedback signal to control circuitry, and actuator positions force transducer and probe. Separate box houses control circuits and panel. Operator uses panel to select operating mode and parameters. Stimulator used in research to characterize behavior of nerve under various conditions of temperature, anesthesia, ventilation, and prior damage to nerve. Also used clinically to assess damage to nerve from disease or accident and to monitor response of nerve during surgery.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1993
Document ID:
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93B10477
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number: LAR-14009
Document Type: NASA Tech Brief
Publication Information: NASA Tech Briefs; p. P. 78; (ISSN 0145-319X); 17; 8
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
Availability Source: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV
Availability Notes: Additional information available through: National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC), Wheeling, WV 26003, (Tel: 1-800-678-6882).
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