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eAXON

eAXON

eAXON
Electronic AXONs: wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents

We propose to explore an innovative method for performing electrical stimulation in which the implanted microstimulators will operate as rectifiers of bursts of innocuous high frequency current supplied through skin electrodes shaped as garments. This approach has the potential to reduce the diameter of the implants to one-fifth the diameter of current microstimulators and, more significantly, to allow that most of the implants’ volume consists of materials whose density and flexibility match those of neighbouring living tissues for minimizing invasiveness.

 

Principal researchers

Antoni Ivorra
H2020-EU - ERC Consolidator Grant