Analysis of the electromagnetic field generated by deep brain stimulation in patients with parkinson's disease

Bradley Greger, Alexis Kiraly, Ashley Guest, Dakota Graham, Jitendran Muthuswamy, Francisco Ponce

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Abstract

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a stimulating therapy currently used to treat the motor disabilities that occur as a result of Parkinson's disease (PD). The mechanism of how DBS treats PD is poorly understood. Currently, there is a paucity of data from in-vivo human studies on the electromagnetic field (EMF) generated within neural tissue by DBS. In this study, the EMF generated by DBS was analyzed at different distances from the stimulating electrodes. Our goal was to examine how the EMF strength changed with distance in the human brain. The resulting analysis demonstrated differences of several orders of magnitude across the distances measured. With further study, we aim to connect the EMF effect on neural structures to the efficacy of DBS treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages967-970
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728143378
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2021 - Virtual, Online, Italy
Duration: May 4 2021May 6 2021

Publication series

NameInternational IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER
Volume2021-May
ISSN (Print)1948-3546
ISSN (Electronic)1948-3554

Conference

Conference10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2021
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/4/215/6/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mechanical Engineering

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