An Ultrasonically-Driven Piezoelectric Neural Stimulator

W. B. Phillips, B. C. Towe, P. J. Larson

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Abstract

A peripheral nerve micro-stimulator is under development. It incorporates miniature piezoelectric elements to generate current when excited mechanically by externally applied ultrasound. The ultimate goal is to deliver currents locally to peripheral nerve structures deep within the body for the purpose of neural stimulation. The focus of the present study is a quantitative evaluation of the stimulatory ability of these small current generating, piezoelectric chips implanted near sciatic trunks of large American Bullfrogs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
EditorsR.S. Leder
Pages1983-1986
Number of pages4
Volume2
StatePublished - 2003
EventA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Sep 17 2003Sep 21 2003

Other

OtherA New Beginning for Human Health: Proceddings of the 25th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period9/17/039/21/03

Keywords

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Implant
  • Nerve
  • Neural stimulation
  • Neurostimulator
  • Piezoelectric
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering

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