Journal article

The future potential of the Stentrode

Sam E John, David B Grayden, Takufumi Yanagisawa

Expert Review of Medical Devices | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2019

Abstract

The StentrodeTM is a miniaturized neural interface that can record and stimulate the brain from within a blood vessel [1,2]. The StentrodeTM derives its name from the amalgamation of its component parts – stent plus electrode – where the stent is used as a scaffold to support the electrodes (Figure 1). This device has been delivered through the jugular vein and placed adjacent to the brain in the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) without the need for brain surgery. The idea of recording and stimulating the brain from within a blood vessel has existed since 1973 [3]. Improvement over previous attempts for endovascular recording and stimulation came from mounting electrodes on a self-expanding ste..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the United States Department of Defense [contract number: 15W81XWH181024830] and the Victorian Government, Department of health and human services [Grant number 3340].