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Kenneth W. Horch

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Kenneth W. Horch

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B.S. Lehigh University
Ph.D. Yale University



Selected Publications

Thota AK, Kuntaegowdanahalli S, Starosciak AK, Abbas JJ, Orbay J, Horch KW, Jung R, A system and method to interface with multiple groups of axons in several fascicles of peripheral nerves. J Neurosci Methods 2015 Apr 15;244:78-84

Abdelghani MN, Abbas JJ, Horch KW, Jung R, A functional model and simulation of spinal motor pools and intrafascicular recordings of motoneuron activity in peripheral nerve. Front Neurosci 2014;8:371

Horch K, Meek S, Taylor TG, Hutchinson DT, Object discrimination with an artificial hand using electrical stimulation of peripheral tactile and proprioceptive pathways with intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2011 Oct;19(5):483-9

Horch K, Salmon M, Frequency response characteristics of isolated retinas from hatchling leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea L.) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta L.) sea turtles. J Neurosci Methods 2009 Apr 15;178(2):276-83

Gwilliam JC, Horch K, A charge-balanced pulse generator for nerve stimulation applications. J Neurosci Methods 2008 Feb 15;168(1):146-50

Olree KS, Horch KW, Assessing the numerical accuracy of the impedance method. Bioelectromagnetics 2007 Sep;28(6):454-62

Olree KS, Horch KW, Differential activation and block of peripheral nerve fibers by magnetic fields. Muscle Nerve 2006 Aug;34(2):189-96

Tuday EC, Olree KS, Horch KW, Differential activation of nerve fibers with magnetic stimulation in humans. BMC Neurosci 2006 Jul 24;7:58

Snow S, Jacobsen SC, Wells DL, Horch KW, Microfabricated cylindrical multielectrodes for neural stimulation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2006 Feb;53(2):320-6

Snow S, Horch KW, Mushahwar VK, Intraspinal microstimulation using cylindrical multielectrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2006 Feb;53(2):311-9

Dhillon GS, Horch K , Direct neural sensory feedback and control of a prosthetic arm. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2005 Dec;13(4):468-72

Dhillon GS, Krüger TB, Sandhu JS, Horch KW, Effects of short-term training on sensory and motor function in severed nerves of long-term human amputees. J Neurophysiol 2005 May;93(5):2625-33

Lawrence SM, Dhillon GS, Jensen W, Yoshida K, Horch KW, Acute peripheral nerve recording characteristics of polymer-based longitudinal intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 2004 Sep;12(3):345-8

Dhillon GS, Lawrence SM, Hutchinson DT, Horch KW, Residual function in peripheral nerve stumps of amputees: implications for neural control of artificial limbs. J Hand Surg Am 2004 Jul;29(4):605-15; discussion 616-8

Christensen DA, Horch KW, Experience with the first three years of an accelerated dual-degree program in biomedical engineering. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2004;7:5149-51

Lawrence SM, Dhillon GS, Horch KW, Fabrication and characteristics of an implantable, polymer-based, intrafascicular electrode. J Neurosci Methods 2003 Dec 30;131(1-2):9-26

Horch K, Salmon M, Forward , Evidence for a two pigment visual system in the fiddler crab, Uca thayeri. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 2002 Jul;188(6):493-9

Lawrence SM, Larsen JO, Horch KW, Riso R, Sinkjaer T, Long-term biocompatibility of implanted polymer-based intrafascicular electrodes. J Biomed Mater Res 2002;63(5):501-6

Biggs J, Cha K, Horch , Electrical resistivity of the upper arm and leg yields good estimates of whole body fat. Physiol Meas 2001 May;22(2):365-76

Popper AN, Salmon M, Horch K , Acoustic detection and communication by decapod crustaceans. J Comp Physiol [A] 2001 Mar;187(2):83-9

Mushahwar VK, Horch KW, Muscle recruitment through electrical stimulation of the lumbo-sacral spinal cord. IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng 2000 Mar;8(1):22-9

Mushahwar VK, Horch KW, Selective activation of muscle groups in the feline hindlimb through electrical microstimulation of the ventral lumbo-sacral spinal cord. IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng 2000 Mar;8(1):11-21

Biggs J, Horch , A three-dimensional kinematic model of the human long finger and the muscles that actuate it. Med Eng Phys 1999 Nov;21(9):625-39

Biggs J, Horch K, Clark F , Extrinsic muscles of the hand signal fingertip location more precisely than they signal the angles of individual finger joints. Exp Brain Res 1999 Apr;125(3):221-30

Malmstrom JA, McNaughton TG, Horch KW, Recording properties and biocompatibility of chronically implanted polymer-based intrafascicular electrodes. Ann Biomed Eng 1998 Nov-Dec;26(6):1055-64

Biggs J, Horch , Biomechanical model predicts directional tuning of spindles in finger muscles facilitates precision pinch and power grasp. Somatosens Mot Res 1999;16(3):251-62

Mushahwar VK, Horch KW, Proposed specifications for a lumbar spinal cord electrode array for control of lower extremities in paraplegia. IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng 1997 Sep;5(3):237-43

Mirfakhraei K, Horch , Recognition of temporally changing action potentials in multiunit neural recordings. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1997 Feb;44(2):123-31

McNaughton TG, Horch KW, Metallized polymer fibers as leadwires and intrafascicular microelectrodes. J Neurosci Methods 1996 Dec;70(1):103-10

Yoshida K, Horch , Closed-loop control of ankle position using muscle afferent feedback with functional neuromuscular stimulation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1996 Feb;43(2):167-76

McNaughton TG, Horch KW, Action potential classification with dual channel intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1994 Jul;41(7):609-16

Yoshida K, Horch , Reduced fatigue in electrically stimulated muscle using dual channel intrafascicular electrodes with interleaved stimulation. Ann Biomed Eng 1993 Nov-Dec;21(6):709-14

Mirfakhraei K, Horch , Classification of action potentials in multi-unit intrafascicular recordings using neural network pattern-recognition techniques. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1994 Jan;41(1):89-91

Schmidt S, Horch K, Normann , Biocompatibility of silicon-based electrode arrays implanted in feline cortical tissue. J Biomed Mater Res 1993 Nov;27(11):1393-9

Jimenez S, Hardy MA, Horch K, Jabaley , A study of sensory recovery following carpal tunnel release. J Hand Ther 1993 Apr-Jun;6(2):124-9

Yoshida K, Horch , Selective stimulation of peripheral nerve fibers using dual intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1993 May;40(5):492-4

Goodall EV, Horch KW, McNaughton TG, Lybbert CM, Analysis of single-unit firing patterns in multi-unit intrafascicular recordings. Med Biol Eng Comput 1993 May;31(3):257-67

Horch K, Hardy M, Jimenez S, Jabaley , An Automated Tactile Tester for evaluation of cutaneous sensibility. J Hand Surg [Am] 1992 Sep;17(5):829-37

Hardy M, Jimenez S, Jabaley M, Horch , Evaluation of nerve compression with the Automated Tactile Tester. J Hand Surg [Am] 1992 Sep;17(5):838-42

Cha K, Horch KW, Normann RA, Mobility performance with a pixelized vision system. Vision Res 1992 Jul;32(7):1367-72

Cha K, Horch KW, Normann RA, Boman DK, Reading speed with a pixelized vision system. J Opt Soc Am A 1992 May;9(5):673-7

Goodall EV, Horch KW, Separation of action potentials in multiunit intrafascicular recordings. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1992 Mar;39(3):289-95

Cha K, Horch K, Normann R , Simulation of a phosphene-based visual field: visual acuity in a pixelized vision system. Ann Biomed Eng 1992;20(4):439-49

Goodall EV, Lefurge TM, Horch KW, Information contained in sensory nerve recordings made with intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1991 Sep;38(9):846-50

Campbell PK, Jones KE, Huber RJ, Horch KW, Normann RA, A silicon-based, three-dimensional neural interface: manufacturing processes for an intracortical electrode array. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1991 Aug;38(8):758-68

Nannini N, Horch , Muscle recruitment with intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 1991 Aug;38(8):769-76

Horch , Coding of vibrotactile stimulus frequency by Pacinian corpuscle afferents. J Acoust Soc Am 1991 Jun;89(6):2827-36

Lefurge T, Goodall E, Horch K, Stensaas L, Schoenberg , Chronically implanted intrafascicular recording electrodes. Ann Biomed Eng 1991;19(2):197-207

Campbell PK, Normann RA, Horch KW, Stensaas SS, A chronic intracortical electrode array: preliminary results. J Biomed Mater Res 1989 Aug;23(A2 Suppl):245-59

Malagodi MS, Horch KW, Schoenberg AA, An intrafascicular electrode for recording of action potentials in peripheral nerves. Ann Biomed Eng 1989;17(4):397-410

Stensaas LJ, Partlow LM, Burgess PR, Horch K , Inhibition of regeneration: the ultrastructure of reactive astrocytes and abortive axon terminals in the transition zone of the dorsal root. Prog Brain Res 1987;71:457-68

Koerber HR, Horch K , Axonotmesis as treatment for neurotmesis. Exp Neurol 1985 May;88(2):316-26

Horch KW, Tuckett RP, Burgess P , Rapid displacements of the skin lack clear positional information. Brain Res 1984 Sep 10;309(2):382-3

Poulos DA, Mei J, Horch KW, Tuckett RP, Wei JY, Cornwall MC, Burgess P , The neural signal for the intensity of a tactile stimulus. J Neurosci 1984 Aug;4(8):2016-24

Mei J, Tuckett RP, Poulos DA, Horch KW, Wei JY, Burgess P , The neural signal for skin indentation depth. II. Steady indentations. J Neurosci 1983 Dec;3(12):2652-9

English KB, Kavka-Van Norman D, Horch , Effects of chronic denervation in type I cutaneous mechanoreceptors (Haarscheiben). Anat Rec 1983 Sep;207(1):79-88

Burgess PR, Mei J, Tuckett RP, Horch KW, Ballinger CM, Poulos D , The neural signal for skin indentation depth. I. Changing indentations. J Neurosci 1983 Aug;3(8):1572-85

Burgess PR, Horch KW, Tuckett R , Boring's formulation: a scheme for identifying functional neuron groups in a sensory system. Fed Proc 1983 Jun;42(9):2521-7

Gibby WA, Koerber HR, Horch K , A quantitative evaluation of suture and tubulization nerve repair techniques. J Neurosurg 1983 Apr;58(4):574-9

Horch , The influence of mechanoreceptor structures on regenerating sensory axons after cutaneous nerve transection in the cat. Neurosci Lett 1982 Oct 23;32(3):281-4

Horch , Absence of functional collateral sprouting of mechanoreceptor axons into denervated areas of mammalian skin. Exp Neurol 1981 Oct;74(1):313-7

Horch KW, Lisney S , Changes in primary afferent depolarization of sensory neurones during peripheral nerve regeneration in the cat. J Physiol 1981;313:287-99

Horch KW, Lisney S , On the number and nature of regenerating myelinated axons after lesions of cutaneous nerves in the cat. J Physiol 1981;313:275-86

Horch , Guidance of regrowing sensory axons after cutaneous nerve lesions in the cat. J Neurophysiol 1979 Sep;42(5):1437-49

Clark FJ, Horch KW, Bach SM, Larson G , Contributions of cutaneous and joint receptors to static knee-position sense in man. J Neurophysiol 1979 May;42(3):877-88

Burgess PR, Horch K , The distinction between the short and intermediate ascending pathways in the fasciculus gracilis of the cat. Brain Res 1978 Aug 11;151(3):579-80

Horch , Central responses of cutaneous sensory neurons to peripheral nerve crush in the cat. Brain Res 1978 Aug 11;151(3):581-6

Tuckett RP, Horch KW, Burgess P , Response of cutaneous hair and field mechanoreceptors in cat to threshold stimuli. J Neurophysiol 1978 Jan;41(1):138-49

Horch KW, Tuckett RP, Burgess P , A key to the classification of cutaneous mechanoreceptors. J Invest Dermatol 1977 Jul;69(1):75-82

Horch K , Ascending collaterals of cutaneous neurons in the fasciculus gracilis of the cat during peripheral nerve regeneration. Brain Res 1976 Nov 19;117(1):19-32

Horch KW, Burgess PR, Whitehorn , Ascending collaterals of cutaneous neurons in the fasciculus gracilis of the cat. Brain Res 1976 Nov 19;117(1):1-17

Horch KW, Clark FJ, Burgess P , Awareness of knee joint angle under static conditions. J Neurophysiol 1975 Nov;38(6):1436-47

Horch KW, Burgess P , Effect of activation and adaptation on the sensitivity of slowly adapting cutaneous mechanoreceptors. Brain Res 1975 Nov 7;98(1):109-18

Horch , Barth's myochordotonal organ as an acoustic sensor in the ghost crab, Ocypode. Experientia 1974 Jun 15;30(6):630-1

Horch KW, Whitehorn D, Burgess P , Impulse generation in type I cutaneous mechanoreceptors. J Neurophysiol 1974 Mar;37(2):267-81

Burgess PR, English KB, Horch KW, Stensaas L , Patterning in the regeneration of type I cutaneous receptors. J Physiol 1974 Jan;236(1):57-82

Burgess PR, Horch K , Specific regeneration of cutaneous fibers in the cat. J Neurophysiol 1973 Jan;36(1):101-14

Horch K, Salmon , Responses of the ghost crab, Ocypode, to acoustic stimuli. Z Tierpsychol 1972 Jan;30(1):1-13

Waterman TH, Horch K , Mechanism of polarized light perception. Science 1966 Oct 28;154(748):467-75