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Bluetooth-3G wireless transmission system for neural signal telemetry

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In this contribution a wireless transmission system for neural signals is developed. This system includes data compression algorithms at the information source, namely neural signals recorded by micro-electrode arrays. The signals are transmitted over Bluetooth to a mobile device that, without any processing or storing, retransmits it over 3G to a remote server where signal post-processing and analysis is performed. The overall transmission rate of the system is limited by the Bluetooth link between the information source and the mobile phone, as well as by the limited processing capabilities of the mobile device and also by the 3G-link. Data compression allows the transmission of up to 7 neural signals in real-time over the Bluetooth link.

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Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, 2007. WTS 2007

Date of Conference:

26-28 April 2007