Contact: Vasiliki Giagka
Major challenges to be addressed are electrical stimulation, electrophysiological recording, transcutaneous wireless communication, low-power or zero-power operation and microsystem fabrication using advanced biocompatible materials, such as graphene, in combination with reliable CMOS IC technology.
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Electrical Implants -- small devices with huge potential
Since the introduction of the pacemaker in 1958, much has changed in the world of electrical stimulation. Whereas the first electrical implants targeted muscles, the implants of today are flexible and focus mainly on the nerves in our body. The concept, however, remains unchanged: electrical implants give control back to the body. Vasiliki Giagka, Assistant Professor of Bioelectronics at TU Delft, talks about the past, present and future of her field of research.