In-Vivo Tests of a 16-Channel Implantable Wireless Neural Stimulator

Abstract

Wireless stimulation of neural tissue could enable many emerging neural prosthesis designs, and eliminate problems associated with percutaneous wires and connectors. Our laboratory has developed a 16-channel wireless floating microelectrode array (WFMA) for chronic implantation. Here, we report on its first use within in-vivo experiments, using a rat sciatic nerve model. Stimulus currents and associated muscular movements were determined for electrodes of two WFMA devices implanted into four animal subjects.

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Autor(s):

Martin Bak, Philip Troyk, Samuel Bredeson, Stuart Cogan, Mario Romero-Ortega, Sungjae Suh, Zhe Hu, Aswini Kanneganti, Rafael Granja-Vazquez, Jennifer Seifert

Publication Information:

Journal of Neural Engineering, Volume 14, Number 1 | 2015
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