Stimulation Strategies for Improving the Resolution of Retinal Prostheses.
Wei Tong, Hamish Meffin, David J Garrett, Michael R Ibbotson
Frontiers in Neuroscience | Frontiers Media | Published : 2020
Electrical stimulation using implantable devices with arrays of stimulating electrodes is an emerging therapy for neurological diseases. The performance of these devices depends greatly on their ability to activate populations of neurons with high spatiotemporal resolution. To study electrical stimulation of populations of neurons, retina serves as a useful model because the neural network is arranged in a planar array that is easy to access. Moreover, retinal prostheses are under development to restore vision by replacing the function of damaged light sensitive photoreceptors, which makes retinal research directly relevant for curing blindness. Here we provide a progress review on stimulati..View full abstract
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The research was supported by a Development Grant from The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, GNT1118223) of Australia. DG was supported by NHMRC Project Grant GNT1101717 and by an Australian Nanofabrication Facility (ANFF)/Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) Technology Ambassador Fellowship.