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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 7 • Date July 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Proceedings of the IEEE publication information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1069 - 1070
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  • Digital Wireless—Regulation and Control Free?

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1071 - 1072
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  • Implantable Biomimetic Microelectronics Systems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1073 - 1075
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  • Visual Prosthesis

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1076 - 1084
    Cited by:  Papers (60)  |  Patents (2)
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    Electronic visual prostheses have demonstrated the ability to restore a rudimentary sense of vision to blind individuals. This review paper will highlight past and recent progress in this field as well as some technical challenges to further advancement. Retinal implants have now been tested in humans by four independent groups. Optic nerve and cortical implants have been also been evaluated in hu... View full abstract»

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  • Cochlear and Brainstem Auditory Prostheses “Neural Interface for Hearing Restoration: Cochlear and Brain Stem Implants”

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1085 - 1095
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper discusses the development and implementation of three novel implantable technologies that have advanced the communication abilities of hearing-impaired individuals who cannot benefit from conventional hearing aids. This paper will discuss clinical indications and outcomes and include current technological limitations and future research efforts. View full abstract»

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  • Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation of the Respiratory Muscles for Patients With Spinal Cord Injury

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1096 - 1107
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    Respiratory complication is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). These complications arise partly due to the loss of supraspinal control over expiratory and/or inspiratory muscles caused by SCI. Functional neuromuscular stimulation of the respiratory muscles has been used to restore inspiratory and respiratory functions to these patients, helping them... View full abstract»

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  • Neural Interface Devices: Spinal Cord Stimulation Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1108 - 1119
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    This review of spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and its technology begins with an overview of the history and background of electroanalgesia, from the use of electric fish in ancient times through the development of the first SCS devices. Discussion of the clinical goals of SCS as a treatment for neuropathic and ischemic pain includes accepted and emerging indications and focuses on various aspects o... View full abstract»

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  • Clinical Applications of Intraspinal Microstimulation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1120 - 1128
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    Intraspinal microstimulation is a neuroprosthetic approach for activating specific spinal reflexes using penetrating electrodes chronically implanted into spinal cord. Artificial control of spinally mediated functions, such as arm and leg movement or bladder voiding, may be necessary in spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and spina bifida, when th... View full abstract»

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  • Deep Brain Stimulation: An Evolving Technology

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1129 - 1141
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    Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is widely used as a safe and effective medical treatment for certain neurological disorders. It continues to evolve with improving techniques in functional neurosurgery and biomedical device engineering. This paper provides an overview of the enabling science and technology that have allowed DBS to successfully treat certain neurological disorders. It also points towar... View full abstract»

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  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1142 - 1151
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    Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a safe and reliable treatment adjunct for patients with medically intractable epilepsy. It is both a preventive and an abortive form of therapy, potentially effective against both partial and generalized seizures in adults and children. VNS also has a number of serendipitous effects on mood, memory, and attention and has been approved for the treatment of refractor... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Neural Interfaces for Rehabilitation of Lower Limb Function in Spinal Cord Injured

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1152 - 1166
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    Recent progress in neural interface technologies and demonstration of direct cortical control of robotic arm or computer cursor for simple movement has generated high expectation of rapid development of cortically controlled neuroprosthetics to improve motor function in subjects with severe neurological deficits. However, several challenging engineering and biological issues remain to be resolved ... View full abstract»

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  • Noninvasive Neural Prostheses Using Mobile and Wireless EEG

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1167 - 1183
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    Neural prosthetic technologies have helped many patients by restoring vision, hearing, or movement and relieving chronic pain or neurological disorders. While most neural prosthetic systems to date have used invasive or implantable devices for patients with inoperative or malfunctioning external body parts or internal organs, a much larger population of ldquohealthyrdquo people who suffer episodic... View full abstract»

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  • Microelectrodes, Microelectronics, and Implantable Neural Microsystems

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1184 - 1202
    Cited by:  Papers (109)  |  Patents (18)
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    Lithographically defined microelectrode arrays now permit high-density recording and stimulation in the brain and are facilitating new insights into the organization and function of the central nervous system. They will soon allow more detailed mapping of neural structures than has ever before been possible, and capabilities for highly localized drug-delivery are being added for treating disorders... View full abstract»

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  • The Design of Integrated Circuits to Observe Brain Activity

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1203 - 1216
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    The ability to monitor the simultaneous electrical activity of multiple neurons in the brain enables a wide range of scientific and clinical endeavors. Recent efforts to merge miniature multielectrode neural recording arrays with integrated electronics have revealed significant circuit design challenges. Weak neural signals must be amplified and filtered using low-noise circuits placed close to th... View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of Distal Arm Posture in 3-D Space From Shoulder Movements for Control of Upper Limb Prostheses

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1217 - 1225
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    C5/C6 tetraplegic patients and transhumeral amputees may be able to use voluntary shoulder motion as command signals for a functional electrical stimulation (FES) system or a transhumeral prosthesis. Such prostheses require, at the most basic level, the control of endpoint position in three dimensions, hand orientation, and grasp. Spatiotemporal synergies exist between the proximal and distal arm ... View full abstract»

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  • The Feasible FES System: Battery Powered BION Stimulator

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1226 - 1239
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    This paper discusses some of the advances and limitations of the field of functional electrical stimulation (FES) and why the field has difficulty in achieving its promise whenever many wires are used throughout the body. We take the stand that the great time for FES will be when the stimulators and sensors are injectable and wireless and thus make it feasible to have many stimulation/sensing loca... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame: Haraden Pratt

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1240 - 1242
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  • Future Special Issues/Special Sections of the Proceedings

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):1243 - 1244
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  • Put your technology leadership in writing

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C4
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