Development and characterization of a fully flexible stimulation system based on embedded liquid metal channels

R. David, Norihisa Miki

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Abstract

Neuronal stimulation systems design is highly impacted by the overall resolution and adaptability of the device to the targeted application and area to stimulate. In this study is proposed a novel design for neural micro-stimulation electrode presenting high resolution and adaptability to any targeted area via a high flexibility. The use of liquid metal micro-channels encapsulated into a polymer allowed micro-stimulation pads at the tip of the channels. It presented a high degree of patternability to match different possible applications, as well as flexibility and interesting mechanic properties to make it insertable and adaptable in soft tissues. The design, fabrication process, and study of the electrical and mechanical behavior and stability of the device are discussed. Conductive U-shaped micro-channels down to a total diameter of 110 μm could be produced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationSmarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1720-1723
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028092
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 13
Event39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2017 Jul 112017 Jul 15

Other

Other39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2017
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period17/7/1117/7/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    David, R., & Miki, N. (2017). Development and characterization of a fully flexible stimulation system based on embedded liquid metal channels. In 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Smarter Technology for a Healthier World, EMBC 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 1720-1723). [8037174] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2017.8037174