Initial comparison of energy measures for neural stimulation in a single conductance channel

Abstract

This paper considers the utility of several alternative energy measures to reduce the energy required by a stimulation current source to charge a neuron membrane capacitance to a prescribed value in the case of a single sodium channel. For a simple case, minimizing the energy of the nonlinear channel conductance provides improved efficiency in terms of stimulator energy as compared to minimizing a squared-integral measure of the stimulation current. This work lays the foundation for expanding this investigation to a full conductance-based Hodgkin-Huxley model.

DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7592124

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@article{Stahl2016InitialCO, title={Initial comparison of energy measures for neural stimulation in a single conductance channel}, author={John Stahl and Damon A. Miller}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2016}, volume={2016}, pages={6117-6120} }