Christopher D. Salthouse

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We report a programmable analog bionic ear (cochlear implant) processor in a 1.5-microm BiCMOS technology with a power consumption of 211 microW and 77-dB dynamic range of operation. The 9.58 mm x 9.23 mm processor chip runs on a 2.8 V supply and has a power consumption that is lower than state-of-the-art analog-to-digital (A/D)-then-DSP designs by a factor(More)
Continuous, real-time tracking of eye gaze is valuable in a variety of scenarios including hands-free interaction with the physical world, detection of unsafe behaviors, leveraging visual context for advertising, life logging, and others. While eye tracking is commonly used in clinical trials and user studies, it has not bridged the gap to everyday consumer(More)
A B S T R A C T Next-generation bionic ears or cochlear implants will be fully implanted inside the body of the patient and consequently have very stringent requirements on the power consumption used for signal processing. We describe a low-power programmable analog VLSI processing channel that implements bandpass filtering, envelope detection, logarithmic(More)
The human eye offers a fascinating window into an individual's health, cognitive attention, and decision making, but we lack the ability to continually measure these parameters in the natural environment. The challenges lie in: a) handling the complexity of continuous high-rate sensing from a camera and processing the image stream to estimate eye(More)
This paper demonstrates the use of software radio techniques in the context of sensing, rather than communications. It describes code division multiplexing (CDMA) and time division multiplexing (TDMA) of a receiver channel in an Electric Field Sensing system. The only hardware used is a front end gain stage consisting of two opamps and a microcontroller.(More)
Epigenetic gene regulation is a dynamic process orchestrated by chromatin-modifying enzymes. Many of these master regulators exert their function through covalent modification of DNA and histone proteins. Aberrant epigenetic processes have been implicated in the pathophysiology of multiple human diseases. Small-molecule inhibitors have been essential to(More)
Excerpted from "CIDER: Enabling Robustness-Power Tradeoffs on a Computational Eyeglass," from Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking with permission. © ACM 2015. The eye is a truly unique and fascinating piece of physiology. Through it, organisms take in(More)