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Stimulation Pattern Efficiency in Percutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Experimental versus Numerical data

Author(s): E. Kaniusas, A.M. Samoudi, S. Kampusch, K. Bald, E. Tanghe, L. Martens, W. Joseph, J. C. Széles
Stimulation Pattern Efficiency in Percutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Experimental versus Numerical data 170 177 IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME)
Percutaneous electrical stimulation of the auricular vagus nerve (pVNS) is an electroceutical technology. Stimulation patterns are empirical, which may lead to under-stimulation or over-stimulation. The objective is to assess the experimental efficiency of different stimulation patterns in volunteers and to compare it with in-silico ear models. Monophasic (MS), biphasic (BS) and a novel triphasic stimulation (TS) patterns were tested. TS indicates experimental superiority over BS which is superior to MS. Numerical results indicate a slight superiority of BS and TS over MS. TS yields the highest number of asynchronous action impulses. The study favors the novel TS pattern. read more