A head mountable deep brain stimulation device for laboratory animals

Abbas Z. Kouzani, Susannah Tye, Ken Walder, Lingxue Kong

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Abstract

Deep brain stimulation has emerged as an effective method to treat certain medical conditions. Electrical charges are injected into the target tissue through a conducting electrode exciting the tissue. A variety of DBS devices have been developed based on different operation principles. Majority of these devices, however, employ complex circuitry and are bulky. In clinical trials, laboratory animals need to freely move around and perform activities whilst receiving brain stimulation for days. This paper presents a simple lightweight head mountable deep brain stimulation device that can be carried by the animal during the course of a clinical trial. The device produces continuous current pulses of specific characteristics. It employs passive charge balancing to minimize undesirable effects on the target tissue. The device is constructed and its performance tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer, Communication, Control and Automation
Pages275-280
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation, 3CA 2011 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: Nov 19 2011Nov 20 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume121 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

Other2011 International Conference on Computer, Communication, Control and Automation, 3CA 2011
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period11/19/1111/20/11

Keywords

  • Deep brain stimulation
  • charge balancing
  • electronic circuit
  • head mountable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Kouzani, A. Z., Tye, S., Walder, K., & Kong, L. (2011). A head mountable deep brain stimulation device for laboratory animals. In Advances in Computer, Communication, Control and Automation (pp. 275-280). (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; Vol. 121 LNEE). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-25541-0_36