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    Subdural implant

    What do you think of this by Dr. Courtine? Id think it would be a problem as its more invasive. But it claims its more effective.

    Soft subdural implant

    The team of Dr. Gr?goire Courtine, based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, developed a flexible and stretchy implant that is placed under the protective layer.The innovative device supplies power to living tissue. A technology with many advantages:
    1) Lower stimulation energy preserves the material (stimulator, wires or electrode).
    2) Longer lifetime of the battery pack.
    3) Less risk creating damage in the spinal cord tissue

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    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10...52/aaa87a/meta

    In addition to the benefits you've listed, it's the only implanted stimulator (that I'm aware of) being designed for capability of delivering chemical compounds to the spinal cord.
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 02-25-2018 at 04:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10...52/aaa87a/meta

    In addition to the benefits you've listed, it's the only implanted stimulator (that I'm aware of) being designed for capability of delivering chemical compounds to the spinal cord.
    Yes if it can actually effectively do that, that would definitely put it at the zenith of spinal simulators! Given that it would be able to administer neurotrophins directly to the spinal cord along with electrical frequencies.

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