Minimally Invasive Endovascular Neural Stimulation

Grant number: 1158912 | Funding period: 2019 - 2022



Neural deficits such as Parkinson’s disease can be helped by electrically stimulating the brain to activate neurons. Current implants require an invasive craniotomy, where a hole is cut in the skull and electrodes are implanted in the brain, causing permanent damage. We have designed a new way to implant electrodes through blood vessels and a simple puncture into the jugular vein that removes the need for a craniotomy. We will test the efficacy of this device in stimulating neurons.

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