October 21, 2022

25 Oct 2022, 10:30am until 11:30am
Room: ECE 125

Neural electrode design is not dead: Opportunities in the future of electrode array design

The future story of minimally invasive implantable neuroelectronics has yet to be written. The application demands advanced manufacturing, miniaturized electronics, and a revolutionary approach to packaging. Yet the most interesting and challenging problem is to define the best electrode and substrate geometry and where to optimally place arrays of electrodes when seeking to span a network. This talk will focus on the process of choosing the electrode/substrate geometry, trajectory, and target. The implications of lead field theory and biophysical models have driven us toward depth arrays in the applications of BCI and seizure localization. Finally, we will share our progress in manufacturing to achieve our goal of large-scale depth arrays.