3D Diamond Electrode Array for High-Acuity Stimulation in Neural Tissue
MEM Stamp, W Tong, K Ganesan, S Prawer, MR Ibbotson, DJ Garrett
ACS Applied Bio Materials | American Chemical Society | Published : 2020
Innovations in micro-and nanofabrication technologies enable the manufacture of multielectrode arrays for use in neuromodulation and neural recording. Multielectrode arrays make possible medical implants such as pacemakers, deep-brain stimulators, or visual and hearing aids, to treat numerous neural disorders. An optimal neural interface requires a high density of electrodes to precisely record from and stimulate the nervous system while minimizing the overall size of the array. For example, people with retinal degenerative diseases can benefit from retinal prostheses implanted inside the eye. However, at present the visual acuity provided by such implants is well below the threshold for fun..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council
This research was funded by a Development Grant from The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC, GNT1118223).