Design of Efficient and Safe Neural Stimulators

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Marijn van Dongen
  • Wouter Serdijn

Part of the Analog Circuits and Signal Processing book series (ACSP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
    Pages 1-8
  3. Towards Safe and Efficient Neural Stimulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 11-24
    3. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 25-47
    4. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 49-64
  4. Electrical Design of Neural Stimulators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 67-78
    3. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 79-96
    4. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 97-119
    5. Marijn van Dongen, Wouter Serdijn
      Pages 121-122
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 123-124

About this book


This book discusses the design of neural stimulator systems which are used for the treatment of a wide variety of brain disorders such as Parkinson’s, depression and tinnitus.  Whereas many existing books treating neural stimulation focus on one particular design aspect, such as the electrical design of the stimulator, this book uses a multidisciplinary approach: by combining the fields of neuroscience, electrophysiology and electrical engineering a thorough understanding of the complete neural stimulation chain is created (from the stimulation IC down to the neural cell). This multidisciplinary approach enables readers to gain new insights into stimulator design, while context is provided by presenting innovative design examples.

  • Provides a single-source, multidisciplinary reference to the field of neural stimulation, bridging an important knowledge gap among the fields of bioelectricity, neuroscience, neuroengineering and microelectronics;Uses a top-down approach to understanding the neural activation process: from electrode modeling to cell activation;
  • Discusses the mechanisms leading to neural damage and considers several strategies for electrochemical balance;
  • Describes novel, high frequency stimulation principles that take a fundamentally different approach, compared to existing stimulator designs.


High frequency neural stimulator design Implantable neural stimulators Neural stimulator systems Safety aspects of neural stimulators Ultra Low Power Bioelectronics

Authors and affiliations

  • Marijn van Dongen
    • 1
  • Wouter Serdijn
    • 2
  1. 1.NXP Semiconductors N.V.UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28129-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28131-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1872-082X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1854
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