Challenges for the Future Neuroprosthetic Implants
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- Kim J.H., Min K.S., Jeong J.S., Kim S.J. (2011) Challenges for the Future Neuroprosthetic Implants. In: Jobbágy Á. (eds) 5th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 37. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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.
KeywordsNeuroprosthetics Cochlear implants DBS Challenges
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