The NeuralGlider Inserter uses ultrasonic micro-vibration to reduce forces and resultant dimpling during neural implant insertions. Neural implants have been critical tools in neural interfacing studies for decades and are widely available from commercial vendors.
The NeuralGlider Inserter has been tested in vitro, ex vivo, and in vivo with a variety of neural implants. The reduced insertion force facilitates slow (0.1 mm/s), accurate implant insertions while minimizing displacement/dimpling of the cortical surface, preserving the integrity of the underlying neural tissue.
Comparison of NeuroNexus Vector Probe Insertions with and without NeuralGlider
NeuralGlider User Testimonials
The NeuralGlider Inserter helped us to get a better outcome for our DBS-fMRI study. The micro-vibration really reduced impact resistance during implantation of the flexible probe as well as chronic glial cell formation, so that we could get higher accuracy of electrode
With the NeuralGlider Inserter, we got much more consistent surgical results.
These works are/were partially supported by the Brain Initiative at the National Institutes of Health National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant No. NS105500 and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA) SBIR Grant No. DA051265 and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Biological Technologies Office (BTO) Electrical Prescriptions Contract No. HR0011-16-C-0094. The views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this work are those of Actuated Medical, Inc. and should not be construed as an official government position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other documentation.