Multi-microelectrode devices for intrafascicular use in peripheral nerve

Wim Rutten

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    This minisymposium paper gives an overview of experimental, modeling, design and microfabrication steps which lead towards the University of Twente three-dimensional 128-fold silicon microelectrode device. The device is meant for implantation in peripheral nerve for neuromuscular control purposes and is estimated to be able to selectively control 10-20 motor fibres. Also, the potentialities of an alternative LIGA microfabrication technology are considered. A brief comparison is made with the two-dimensional sieve and flexible foil types of neuro electronic interfaces, under development elsewhere. Microfabrication technologies appear to be an important tool, but evidence is accumulating that for selective neuroelectronic interfacing the micro devices are not yet small/selective enough. More precision and selectivity is needed to contact individual axons intimately and selectively. Therefore, new lines of research develop towards in-vitro-neuron-cultured MEPs (Multi Electrode Plates) to be implanted in neural tissue
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings 1996 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 18th Annual International Conference
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)CD-ROM 90-90100
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 1996
    Event18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996: Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 Oct 19963 Nov 1996
    Conference number: 18

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    Conference18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996
    Abbreviated titleEMBC


    • METIS-114269
    • IR-17374

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