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Wireless optogenetics: an exploration of portable microdevices for small animal photostimulation

Kale, Rajas P., Kouzani, Abbas Z., Berk, Michael, Walder, Ken, Berk, Julian and Tye, Susannah J. 2015, Wireless optogenetics: an exploration of portable microdevices for small animal photostimulation, Procedia technology, vol. 20, pp. 225-230, doi: 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.036.

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Title Wireless optogenetics: an exploration of portable microdevices for small animal photostimulation
Author(s) Kale, Rajas P.
Kouzani, Abbas Z.
Berk, Michael
Walder, Ken
Berk, Julian
Tye, Susannah J.
Journal name Procedia technology
Volume number 20
Start page 225
End page 230
Total pages 6
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2015
ISSN 2212-0173
Keyword(s) Neuronal cells
Optogenetics
Design
Microdevices
Summary Preclinical research in optogeneticneuromodulation in small laboratory animals allows far greater control of neural circuitry. This precision provides an enhanced opportunity for understanding the neural basis of behavior. However, behavioral neuroscience research is limited by conventional benchtop optogenetic systems. By necessity, the animal is tethered to the light source external to the testing environment. Portable optogeneticmicrodevices enhance the potential for valid behavioral testing in naturalistic conditions by eliminating tethering and enabling free and unrestricted movement. This paper reviews recent advances in the development of portable optogeneticmicrodevices supported by wireless power transfer. Light sources and fiber coupling are common problems in optogenetic systems and are addressed. Device designs and parameters are summarized, along with advances in component technology for energy storage and distribution that make these devices possible.
Notes This Journal is from the International Design Technology Conference, DesTech2015, 29th June - 1st July 2015, Geelong, Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.protcy.2015.07.036
Field of Research 090304 Medical Devices
Socio Economic Objective 861502 Medical Instruments
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082767

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