Noninvasive Electrical Stimulation of the Spinal Cord for Pain Management

We are developing computational models of noninvasive electrical stimulation to design strategies that are able to reach spinal cord structures using surface electrodes. Modulating the activity of nerve fibers or neurons in the spine is being used for pain relief in people with chronic pain. Our goal is to use mathematical modeling and engineering techniques to improve existing therapies and contribute to the understanding of how neurons respond to electric fields in these conditions.

Leo Medina
Leo Medina
Principal Investigator

Leo teaches computer engineering courses at Usach, and his research interests are in the neural engineering and computational neuroscience fields. His work has contributed to understand how nerve fibers respond to electrical stimulation.

Matias Courdurier
Collaborator
Eduardo Cerpa
Collaborator
Sandra Hernández
Sandra Hernández
MSc student
Alonso Carvajal
Research assistant
Carlos Álvarez
Carlos Álvarez
Research assistant