"Capacitive" Pulse Shapes for Platinum Cuff Electrodes

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Artificial electrical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system is an established therapy for several pathologies and motor impairments. Therapeutic outcomes can be improved with targeted patterns of neural activation, but the required signal amplitudes to achieve this response exceed the limits for safe stimulation. This can lead to electrode corrosion and tissue damage. In this paper, we present a novel approach to pulse shape design based on the properties of the electrode-electrolyte interface. We aim to improve electrode stability at higher voltages by exploiting the potential

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Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS

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