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5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering

Volume 37 of the series IFMBE Proceedings pp 1214-1216

Challenges for the Future Neuroprosthetic Implants

  • J. H. KimAffiliated withNanoBioSystems Laboratory Interuniversity Semiconductor Research Center and Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • , K. S. MinAffiliated withNanoBioSystems Laboratory Interuniversity Semiconductor Research Center and Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • , J. S. JeongAffiliated withNanoBioSystems Laboratory Interuniversity Semiconductor Research Center and Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University
  • , S. J. KimAffiliated withNanoBioSystems Laboratory Interuniversity Semiconductor Research Center and Department of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University

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Abstract

Cochlear implant and deep brain stimulator are the most successful neuroprosthetic implant systems in use today. They help hundreds of thousand people worldwide who would remain impaired otherwise. However, the present implants need further improvements in their size, MRIcompatibility, and battery lifetime. These challenges will be discussed and possible solutions will be presented.

Keywords

Neuroprosthetics Cochlear implants DBS Challenges