In vitro magnetic stimulation of unmyelinated nerves

Eric Basham, Wentai Liu, Zhi Yang

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Abstract

Magnetic stimulation of neural tissue is an intriguing technology because excitation may be affected without a direct interface between the stimulator and the tissue. Current methods of magnetic stimulation use large air core coils, limiting the size of the neural preparations available for study. We use ferrite cores to reduce the stimulation area. Scaling allows the use of unmyelinated neural preparations with a range of space and length constants. Results are shown using two well studied neural preparations under varying test conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - "Personalized Healthcare through Technology"
Pages2385-2388
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

Keywords

  • Coil design
  • Ferrite core
  • In vitro magnetic stimulation
  • Invertebrate neurobiology
  • Magnetic stimulation
  • Unmyelinated

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