Chronic in-vivo testing of a 16-channel implantable wireless neural stimulator

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2015 Aug;2015:1017-20. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318537.

Abstract

Here, we report on chronic in-vivo testing of a 16-channel wireless floating microelectrode array (WFMA) in a rat sciatic nerve model. Muscle threshold currents, charge injection levels, and charge density were monitored for electrodes of two WFMA devices implanted into animal subjects over a five month period. This type of wireless stimulation device could eliminate problems associated with percutaneous connectors for a variety of neural prostheses and other medical devices.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Electrodes, Implanted
  • Implantable Neurostimulators*
  • Microelectrodes
  • Rats
  • Sciatic Nerve
  • Wireless Technology