Success Stories


Learn how researchers have used the SPARC Program to advance neuromodulation of the ANS. Submit your success story

Success Story #4: You Eat, We See – A high-resolution imaging tool to examine human gastrointestinal disorders


Advancing diagnosis and next-generation neuromodulation protocols for gastrointestinal disorders with 4D magnetic resonance imaging.

Success Story #3: Intelligent feces – Hope for patients with constipation and fecal incontinence symptoms.


Path to FDA approval of SPARC supported diagnostic test of defecatory function in patients with constipation or fecal incontinence.

Success Story #2: Breakthrough Technology - the Urological Monitor of Conscious Activity (UroMOCA)


With the UroMOCA device, we can monitor bladder function wirelessly, catheter-free, and without anesthesia during activities of daily living.

Success Story #1: Using computers to simulate, optimize, and understand neural responses to electrical signals to treat disease


Designing improved therapies to treat diseases of organs innervated by the autonomic nervous system by building next generation computational models that simulate the responses of the vagus nerve to electrical signals.