Authors: Russell Abedeen, Nicholas Cocoves, Kendall Lennon, Emilie Olsson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Erin Patrick
College: Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering
The ability of amputees to control state-of-the-art prosthetic limbs (e.g., like Luke Skywalker’s arm) are dependent on the design and operation of neuro-electronic interfaces. The manufacturability of peripheral nerve interfaces is becoming increasingly mature; however, a compiled source of anatomical parameters for model-based design of neural interfaces is not always available. This research seeks to generate a database of morphological and electrical parameters of the human upper arm peripheral nerve by performing a literature review and extracting relevant information from published works. This database can then be used in a computational model that can predict neural excitation by electrical stimulation and thus help optimize design of next-generation neural interfaces.