Abraham Akinin

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This paper presents an overview of the fundamentals and state of the-art in noninvasive physiological monitoring instrumentation with a focus on electrode and optrode interfaces to the body, and micropower-integrated circuit design for unobtrusive wearable applications. Since the electrode/optrode-body interface is a performance limiting factor in(More)
Advances in free-floating miniature medical implants promise to offer greater effectiveness, safety, endurance, and robustness than today's prevailing medical implants. Wireless power transfer (WPT) is key to miniaturized implants by eliminating the need for bulky batteries. This paper reviews design strategies for WPT with mm-sized implants focusing on(More)
A potential for detecting high gamma band (HGB) activity from scalp EEG is explored by employing a high input-impedance electroencephalograph for the measurement. An anti-saccade task was designed to elicit motor-related HGB activity. As a result, we confirmed increased power of HGB (100-105 Hz) preceding the anti-saccade initiation in all three subjects. A(More)
Visual evoked potentials (VEP) are used to confirm the function of prosthetic devices designed to stimulate retinas with damaged photoreceptors in vivo. In this work, we focus on methods and experimental consideration for recording visual evoked potential in rabbit models and assesses the use for retinal prosthesis research. We compare both invasive and(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite considerable advances in retinal prostheses over the last two decades, the resolution of restored vision has remained severely limited, well below the 20/200 acuity threshold of blindness. Towards drastic improvements in spatial resolution, we present a scalable architecture for retinal prostheses in which each stimulation electrode is(More)