Li, W. and Rodger, D. C. and Weiland, J. D. and Humayun, M. S. and Tai, Y. C. (2005) Integrated Flexible Ocular Coil for Power and Data Transfer in Retinal Prostheses. In: 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Proceedings of Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society . IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1028-1031. ISBN 0-7803-8741-4 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20110819-080457354
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A microfabricated and fully-implantable coil for use as a power and data transfer component for retinal prostheses is presented. Compared with traditional hand-made ocular coils, this parylene-based device is thin and flexible with 10 turns of thin-film metal wires and a thickness of less than 10 µm. In addition, the entire coil structure can be heat-formed on a mold to match the eye's curvature for extraocular implantation. Because it is made using parylene thin-film technology, this coil can be directly integrated with multielectrode arrays and with parylene-based packages incorporating application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) or discrete electrical components such as chip capacitors. This coil thus enables the fabrication and implantation of a fully microfabricated system for retinal prostheses.
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|Additional Information:||© 2005 IEEE. Date of Current Version: 10 April 2006. This work was supported in part by the Engineering Research Center Program of the National Science Foundation under Award Number EEC-0310723 and by a fellowship from the Whitaker Foundation (D.R.). The authors would also like to thank Mr. Trevor Roper and other members of the Caltech Micromachining Laboratory for assistance with fabrication.|
|Subject Keywords:||coil, flexible, integration, ocular, parylene, retinal prostheses|
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|Official Citation:||Li, W.; Rodger, D.C.; Weiland, J.D.; Humayun, M.S.; Tai, Y.C.; , "Integrated Flexible Ocular Coil for Power and Data Transfer in Retinal Prostheses," Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2005. IEEE-EMBS 2005. 27th Annual International Conference of the , vol., no., pp.1028-1031, 17-18 Jan. 2006 doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2005.1616593 URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1616593&isnumber=33900|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
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