Implanted devices may someday control bladder

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Implanted devices may someday control bladder

A $1 million from GlaxoSmithKline to the UW Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering is expanding research in bioelectronic innovation
Jennifer Langston

An international team led by researchers at the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering  at the University of Washington is one of three finalists in a race to produce an implantable wireless device that can assess, stimulate and block the activity of nerves that control organs.

For the GlaxoSmithKline Bioelectronics Innovation Challenge, the team is working on an implantable device that could help restore bladder function for people with spinal cord injuries or millions of others who suffer from incontinence.

UW Today reports on this latest development in UW-led team awarded $1M bioelectronics innovation prize