Method to Objectively Quantify the Level and Density of a Neural Blockade

Electromyogram (EMG), temperature, and heart rate measurements, which correlate to the dermatomal level and density of neural blockade, are obtained in a passive manner, i.e., the patient is not stimulated or exposed to any sensor that requires an active conduction in order to make a measurement and no active patient participation or response is required. Measurements obtained provide objective and quantitative indications of epidural blockade with local anesthetics, thus allowing objective real-time assessment of density and level of neural blockade. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) A critically important factor in current surgical/medical device design is the market demand for minimally invasive or non-invasive procedures. APL�s invention addresses that market need. Patent (Set) 6,002,960

US 6,002,960

Inventor(s): Greenberg, Robert S.

Type of Offer: Licensing

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