Yan Tat Wong

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The successful development of motor neuroprosthetic devices hinges on the ability to accurately and reliably decode signals from the brain. Motor neuroprostheses are widely investigated in behaving non-human primates, but technical constraints have limited progress in optimizing performance. In particular, the organization of movement-related neuronal(More)
An application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) neurostimulator capable of stimulating multiple electrodes in unison has been designed and tested. The ASIC utilizes multiple matched current sinks and sources to provide localized stimulation and is designed to drive electrodes organized in a hexagonal mosaic. This organization allows each stimulating(More)
A major challenge facing the development of high degree of freedom (DOF) brain machine interface (BMI) devices is a limited ability to provide prospective users with independent control of many DOFs when using a complex prosthesis. It has been previously shown that a large range of complex hand postures can be replicated using a relatively low number of(More)
Restoring vision to the blind by way of medical device technology has been an objective of several research teams for a number of years. It is known that spots of light-phosphenes-can be elicited by way of electrical stimulation of surviving retinal neurons. Beyond this our understanding of prosthetic vision remains rudimentary. We have designed and(More)
During behavior, the oculomotor system is tasked with selecting objects from an ever-changing visual field and guiding eye movements to these locations. The attentional priority given to visual targets during selection can be strongly influenced by external stimulus properties or internal goals based on previous experience. Although these exogenous and(More)
This paper presents the design, implementation, and simulated and measured results of a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor neurostimulator implemented in a 0.35 microm high-voltage process. To allow for a high stimulation voltage, and hence the greatest versatility of the neurostimulator in situ, a high-voltage CMOS process was used. The(More)
The key to successful, clinical application of therapeutic neurostimulators lies primarily with the safety and efficacy of their electrode-tissue interfaces. The authors posit that for electrical stimulation of the visual system, supra-choroidal electrode placement provides a safe, stable and readily-accessible site for implantation and the provision of(More)
Brain machine interfaces (BMIs) have the potential to assist in the rehabilitation of millions of patients worldwide. Despite recent advancements in BMI technology for the restoration of lost motor function, a training environment to restore full control of the anatomical segments of an upper limb extremity has not yet been presented. Here, we develop a(More)
A major goal for brain machine interfaces is to allow patients to control prosthetic devices with high degrees of independent movements. Such devices like robotic arms and hands require this high dimensionality of control to restore the full range of actions exhibited in natural movement. Current BMI strategies fall well short of this goal allowing the(More)
As the field of neural prosthetics advances, Brain Machine Interface (BMI) design requires the development of virtual prostheses that allow decoding algorithms to be tested for efficacy in a time- and cost-efficient manner. Using an x-ray and MRI-guided skeletal reconstruction, and a graphic artist's rendering of an anatomically correct macaque upper limb,(More)