Microelectrode Technologies for Deep Brain Stimulation

  • Martin HanEmail author
  • Douglas B. McCreery
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)


This chapter discusses stimulation and recording microelectrodes used in deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS has become an established treatment for movement disorders and a promising treatment for a number of other neurological conditions. However, there is need for improved implantable devices, better tailored to specific neurological disorders and the corresponding targets in the brain. The development of miniaturized devices would permit effective treatment with minimal side effects and would facilitate research on the pathophysiology of diseases treatable by DBS. We will discuss some of the challenges in the implementation of microelectrode systems for successful clinical translation.


Deep Brain Stimulation Essential Tremor Electrode Site Microelectrode Array Recording Microelectrode 
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The authors thank the technical and animal care staffs at HMRI, and Stuart Cogan at EIC Laboratories for his help with the EIROF process. Funding for the development of the silicon microelectrode array at HMRI was provided in parts by NIH contract NO1-DC-4-0005 and grant R01NS054121.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neural Engineering ProgramHuntington Medical Research InstitutesPasadenaUSA

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