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Prospects for Building a Therapeutic Cortical Stimulator

  • J. R. Hetling
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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics Series book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Ventricular fibrillation is an undesirable bioelectrical event in excitable tissue. Implantable cardiac pacemakers have extended the lives of countless patients. Such resounding clinical successes suggest the possibility of treating other adverse bioelectrical phenomena with implantable devices. In this chapter we consider the technical challenges to developing an implantable device to treat epilepsy via cortical stimulation. Following a brief review of recent literature supporting this approach, we will form a general description of such devices. Each stage in our proposed device will be introduced with a general discussion of design considerations, and, where possible, related to examples of existing or emerging implantable therapeutic stimulators.

Keywords

Radio Frequency Epileptic Seizure Cochlear Implant Cardiac Pacemaker Radio Frequency Power 
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    Editor’s note: In other parts of the book this device is referred to as a “brain defibrillator” . See Chap. 19 for discussion of how to name this device.Google Scholar

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  • J. R. Hetling

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