A new method: Prosthetic bladder ‘controls urine’ for patients with spinal cord injury

Researchers from the University of Reading,University of Cambridge, King’s College London, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland, and University College London have published a new technique for restoring bladder control for patients with spinal cord injuries. Evangelos Delivopoulos, part of this research team and a new member of BEL, explained the details of the project;

Bladder project

”In this project we introduced stretchable electronics in the field of neuroprosthetics. We used silicone, a soft material, to fabricate a sensor that interfaces with the nervous system and records signals from the bladder. This device can detect when the bladder is full and stimulate and void the bladder on demand of the user. The entire system can provide long term bladder management to patients with spinal cord injury.”

 

For more detailed information you can access the article from here and read the news of this new study in BBC newspage.

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