Design of electrodes for stimulation and recording

Book Section

This review describes the fundamental principles of electrode design for neural stimulation and recording and how these principles can be used to advance the efficacy of neural prostheses. In the first section, we cover the design of stimulation electrodes and how they can be made more efficient by consuming less power, more selective by reducing coactivation of nontarget elements, and less damaging to the tissue and residing neurons during stimulation. In the second section, we cover recording electrodes and how they can be more discriminating in what they record, less prone to electrical noise, and less damaging to the neural tissue. The chapter ends with a brief overview of prospective future directions in electrode design.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Howell, B; Grill, WM

Published Date

  • March 4, 2015

Book Title

  • Implantable Neuroprostheses for Restoring Function

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 93

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781782421016

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-1-78242-101-6.00004-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus