Development of Four-Channel Magnetic Nerve Stimulator
KYUNG HEE UNIV SEOUL (REPUBLIC OF KOREA)
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Magnetic nerve stimulants activate nervous systems by inducing electric fields inside the tissue. Due to their high power consumption and high voltage driving requirements, only single-channel nerve stimulation have been used for clinical or research purposes. In this paper, we introduce a four-channel magnetic nerve stimulation system. The system is composed of efficient high voltage charging circuitry with small size DC power supplies and multi- channel controllers capable of driving magnetic coils with a variety of stimulation protocols. It is expected that the developed system can be used for many kinds of functional magnetic stimulation such as nerve diagnoses or magnetic acupuncture therapy.
- Anatomy and Physiology