Exploring selective neural electrical stimulation for upper limb function restoration

  • Wafa Tigra | wafa.tigra@lirmm.fr INRIA, LIRMM, Montpellier; MXM, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • David Guiraud INRIA, LIRMM, Montpellier, France.
  • David Andreu INRIA, LIRMM, Montpellier; Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France.
  • Bertrand Coulet CHU Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France.
  • Anthony Gelis Propara Rehab. Center, Montpellier, France.
  • Charles Fattal CRF Divio, Dijon, France.
  • Pawel Maciejasz AXONIC, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • Chloé Picq AXONIC, Sophia-Antipolis, France.
  • Olivier Rossel INRIA, LIRMM, Montpellier, France.
  • Jacques Teissier Clinique Beau Soleil, Montpellier, France.
  • Christine Azevedo Coste INRIA, LIRMM, Montpellier, France.


This article introduces a new approach of selective neural electrical stimulation of the upper limb nerves. Median and radial nerves of individuals with tetraplegia are stimulated via a multipolar cuff electrode to elicit movements of wrist and hand in acute conditions during a surgical intervention. Various configurations corresponding to various combinations of a 12-poles cuff electrode contacts are tested. Video recording and electromyographic (EMG) signals recorded via sterile surface electrodes are used to evaluate the selectivity of each stimulation configuration in terms of activated muscles. In this abstract we introduce the protocol and preliminary results will be presented during the conference.



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2016 IFESS Conference
Electrical stimulation, Neural selectivity, Grasping function restoration
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Tigra, W., Guiraud, D., Andreu, D., Coulet, B., Gelis, A., Fattal, C., Maciejasz, P., Picq, C., Rossel, O., Teissier, J., & Azevedo Coste, C. (2016). Exploring selective neural electrical stimulation for upper limb function restoration. European Journal of Translational Myology, 26(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2016.6035

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