Significant progress has been made in the development of neural prostheses to restore human functions and improve the quality of human life. Biomedical engineers and neuroscientists around the world are working to improve design and performance of existing devices and to develop novel devices for artificial vision, artificial limbs, and brain-machine interfaces. This book, Implantable Neural Prostheses 1: Devices and Applications,ispart one of a two-book series and describes state-of-the-art advances in techniques associated with implantable neural prosthetic devices and their applications. Devices covered include sensory prosthetic devices, such as visual implants, cochlear implants, auditory midbrain implants, and spinal cord stimulators. Motor prosthetic devices, such as deep brain stimulators, Bion microstimu- tors, the brain control and sensing interface, and cardiac electro-stimulation devices are also included. Progress in magnetic stimulation that may offer a non-invasive approach to prosthetic devices is introduced. Regulatory approval of implantable medical devices in the United States and Europe is also discussed.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 821 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the book reviews:
"It is my pleasure to highly recommend this book for a comprehensive discussion of cortical, optic nerve, lateral geniculate, and retinal prostheses as it relates to vision and hearing. ... I recommend this book highly for engineers, students, fellows and investigators at advanced levels." (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, December, 2014)