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A European Union project consortium is developing intelligent medical implants and diagnostic systems that integrate a range of underpinning microprocessor, biological, wireless, and nano technologies. H ealthy Aims is a €23-million, four-year project, funded under the EU's Information Society Technology Sixth Framework program to develop intelligent(More)
Ongoing clinical studies on patients recently implanted with the auditory midbrain implant (AMI) into the inferior colliculus (IC) for hearing restoration have shown that these patients do not achieve performance levels comparable to cochlear implant patients. The AMI consists of a single-shank array (20 electrodes) for stimulation along the tonotopic axis(More)
Exploding health care demands and costs of aging and stressed populations necessitate the use of more in-home monitoring and personalized health care. Electronics hold great promise to improve the quality and reduce the cost of health care. The speakers in this hot topic session will discuss the field of health care electronics from all aspects. First, the(More)
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