Electric & ultrasound neuromodulator system design
For decades, bioelectronic medicine has aimed to develop tailored and less invasive therapies for a variety of neural disorders. Conventionally, electric pulses are used to stimulate the nervous system. More recently, ultrasound (US) has emerged as a novel neuromodulation approach, which has the advantage of being less invasive while increasing the stimulation specificity to µm ranges.
The Technologies for Bioelectronics group investigates different US technologies (Capacitive and Piezoelectric Micromachined US Transducers), architectures to increase energy efficiency, and techniques for reversible charge injection that will ensure patient safety.