Chia-Hsiang Yang

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Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders. Around 1% of the world's population is affected, and nearly 25% of the patients cannot be treated by available therapies. Recently, seizure-triggered feedback electrical stimulation has been proved to effectively suppress pathological brain activities [1], but devices with accurate detection and(More)
In this paper, an 8-channel closed-loop neural-prosthetic SoC is presented for real-time intracranial EEG (iEEG) acquisition, epileptic seizure detection, and adaptive feedback stimulation control. The SoC is composed of 8 energy-efficient analog front-end amplifiers (AFEAs), a 10b delta-modulated SAR ADC (DMSAR ADC), a configurable bio-signal processor(More)
Ultra-wideband (UWB) communication is a new wireless technology that transmits data over a wide bandwidth for low-power and short-range communication. Of the different proposals for UWB, impulse-radio based technology uses nano-second base-band pulses to achieve spread spectrum transmission [1]. Impulse transmission eliminates the need for up/down(More)
—This paper presents a hybrid soft-output MIMO detector that searches reliable soft-information in both determin-istic and probabilistic ways. The fixed-complexity sphere detector (FSD) is first applied to provide near maximum-likelihood (ML) solutions. The solutions are next used to initialize the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) detector that uses parallel(More)
OBJECTIVE Around 1% of the world's population is affected by epilepsy, and nearly 25% of patients cannot be treated effectively by available therapies. The presence of closed-loop seizure-triggered stimulation provides a promising solution for these patients. Realization of fast, accurate, and energy-efficient seizure detection is the key to such implants.(More)