Herc P. Neves

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This paper introduces the first experimental results of a new implantable slim-base three-dimensional (3D) probe array for cerebral applications. The probes are assembled perpendicularly into the slim-base readout platform where electrical and mechanical connections are achieved simultaneously. A new type of micromachined interconnect has been developed to(More)
Abstract. We propose a new EEG-based wireless brain computer interface (BCI) with which subjects can “mind-type” text on a computer screen. The application is based on detecting P300 event-related potentials in EEG signals recorded on the scalp of the subject. The BCI uses a simple classifier which relies on a linear feature extraction approach. The(More)
This paper summarizes recent advances of the NeuroProbes project, a 4-year Integrated Project funded by the European Commission under the Information Society Technologies (IST) topic of the 6 Framework Program. NeuroProbes aims at the development of multifunctional probe arrays comprising a 3-dimensional (3D) arrangement of recording and stimulation(More)
The European project NeuroProbes has introduced a new methodology to allow the fine positioning of electrodes within an implantable probe with respect to individual neurons. In this approach, probes are built with a very large number of electrodes which are electronically selectable. This feature is implemented thanks to the modular approach adopted in(More)
This paper presents multi-electrode arrays for in vivo neural recording applications incorporating the principle of electronic depth control (EDC), i.e., the electronic selection of recording sites along slender probe shafts independently for multiple channels. Two-dimensional (2D) arrays were realized using a commercial 0.5- μm(More)
This paper presents the NeuroSelect software for managing the electronic depth control of cerebral CMOS-based microprobes for extracellular in vivo recordings. These microprobes contain up to 500 electronically switchable electrodes which can be appropriately selected with regard to specific neuron locations in the course of a recording experiment.(More)
Despite the significant progress in recent years in neural recording and stimulation using silicon-based probes, there is still a lack of suitable tools for the truly three-dimensional access to large ensembles of neurons over long periods of time. The objective of the NeuroProbes project is to address such needs and to extend probe capabilities by adopting(More)
In this article, we evaluated the electrophysiological performance of a novel, high-complexity silicon probe array. This brain-implantable probe implements a dynamically reconfigurable voltage-recording device, coordinating large numbers of electronically switchable recording sites, referred to as electronic depth control (EDC). Our results show the(More)
Neural probes are complex devices consisting of metallic (often Pt based) electrodes, spread over an insolating/dielectric backbone. Their functionality is often limited in time because of the formation of scaring tissues around the implantation tracks. Functionalization of the probes surface can be used to limit the glial scar reaction. This is however(More)