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Electrode shape improves neurostimulation for small targets

April 24, 2018, 11:11 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

A cross-like shape helps the electrodes of implantable neurostimulation devices to deliver more charge to specific areas of the nervous system, possibly prolonging device life span, says research.


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