Microscale RF Powered Neurostimulators and Biotelemetry Systems

Graduate student Patrick Larson (left) and Professor Bruce Towe (right)

We are developing implantable microscale neurostimulation and recording devices small enough to be injected by syringe needle into body tissues.

Towe, B.C.; Larson, P.; Gulick, D. “A microwave Powered Injectable Neural Stimulator” Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, :5006-5009.

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Passive RF biotelemetry [PDF]

Towe, B.C., Gulick, D.W., “Ultraminiature Wireless Biosensor/Neurostimulator”,  2012 Neural Interfaces Conference,  Salt Lake City,  poster presentation, June 18-20, 2012.

Gulick, D.W., Towe, B.C. ,Kleim, J.,  “Combinational Effects of TDCS And Ultrasound On Excised Rat Brain” , 2012 Meeting of the Neuroscience Society, 504.18/EEE77 , New Orleans,  Monday October 15, 2012

Gulick, D.W., Towe, B.C. “Modeling wireless control of a single-diode stimulator “ 2011 Meeting of the Neuroscience Society, 520.25/AAA14, Washington DC., Monday Nov 14, 2011

Schwert, H., Xu, W., Shekhar, S., Abbaspour-Tamijami, A., Towe, B., Miranda Chae, J.,. A Fully Passive Wireless Microsystem for Recording of Neuropotentials Using RF Backscatter Methods”,. Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 20 no. 5, 1119 – 1130,  (2011).

Towe, B.C., “FM Biotelemetry by Frequency Keying”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Vol. BME‑33, No.10, pp.1‑5, October, 1986.