SpinRec aims to create a new wearing device able to register spinal cord activity. The device, worn during common activities, will monitor electrical stimuli generated by natural movements. The results collected can be useful to diagnose cord damages or chronic pain.
Novel neurophysiological techniques to quantify pain and stratify patients
In the last 15 years the advances in understanding the molecular mechanisms of pain have been spectacular. However, despite the >200 genes identified and the dramatic insights on transduction and transmission of nociceptive signals, very little has changed in the diagnosis and treatment of pain, at least in terms of analgesic drugs. The project has two main objectives: developing neurophysiological biomarkers of pain perception and developing neurophysiological biomarkers of the susceptibility to develop chronic pain.