About the Authors

Olivia Samotus

Affiliations Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre–Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Fariborz Rahimi

Affiliations Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre–Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Bonab, Bonab, East Azerbaijan, Iran

Jack Lee

Affiliation Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre–Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada

Mandar Jog

mandar.jog@lhsc.on.ca

Affiliations Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, London Health Sciences Centre–Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: Dr. Jog has non-financial support from Allergan Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, and AbbVie. In addition, Dr. Jog, who is commercializing this medical device, has a patent PCT/CA2013/000804 pending to MDDT Inc., and a patent PCT/CA2014/050893 pending to MDDT Inc. Dr. Rahimi has a patent PCT/CA2013/000804 pending to MDDT Inc., and a patent PCT/CA2014/050893 pending to MDDT Inc., and was a former post-doctoral fellow and now performs contract work with MDDT Inc. to continue commercial development. Mr. Lee is a former research associate and now is a MDDT Inc. employee. Ms. Samotus reports a government industrial MITACS grant in collaboration with Merz Pharma during the conduct of the study. This does not alter the authors' adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FR MJ. Performed the experiments: OS FR JL MJ. Analyzed the data: OS JL MJ. Wrote the paper: OS JL MJ. Designed the custom-written code: FR MJ. Statistical analyses: OS.