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A miniature neural recording device

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posted on 2016-05-19, 00:00 authored by Epsy Edward, Abbas KouzaniAbbas Kouzani, Julian BerkJulian Berk, S J Tye
This paper presents a portable neural recording device for use with laboratory animals. It can detect and record neural signals from the cortical region of the brain during pre-clinical trials. The device utilizes simplified circuitry to perform signal detection, filtering, sampling, and storage. It includes analog and digital components each implemented on a separate small printed circuit board. The two printed circuit boards are then attached to one another to form the device. It is capable of uninterrupted operation for over 2 hours on a single coin battery. A bench-testing of the device was performed with pre-recorded neural signal which then injected to the input of the device to give validation of efficient operation of the device. Its amplification and filtration features have been analyzed. An overall 56 dB amplification and filtration in the frequency range of 300 Hz to 4 KHz was achieved. Sampling and storage at a reduced power and computational load is demonstrated with uninterrupted storage of the neural signal. A comparison of the input and reconstructed neural signals shows minimal variation error.



International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT). Conference (2016 : Taipei, Taiwan)


International Conference on Industrial Technology


1012 - 1015




Taipei, Taiwan

Place of publication

Piscataway, N.J.

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Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

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2016, IEEE

Title of proceedings

ICIT 2016 : Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology