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Design, Simulation, and Experimental Studies of Neural Prosthetic Interface Device


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The field of prosthetics has come a long way, but still leaves much to be desired. In this paper, the feasibility of implementing an interface between a neural probe and the brachial plexus is explored through computer modeling and experimental data. Computer simulations track the organic compounds sucrose, dextran, and carmine within a nerve trunk to infer the behavior of VGF, a nerve growth factor. Experiments are also performed to track carmine diffusing through the giant axon of a squid, and correlated with simulation data. A model of the experiment was used to approximate the diffusion coefficient of carmine, and then compared to the simulation data of sucrose for consistency. A model of the channel in the probe was also made to characterize the flow of fluid within the probe.

The comparison of simulation and experimental data prove the simulations to be believable. A hypothetical simulation involving VGF show that using diffusion as a method of distribution is plausible. The channel found within the probe has also found to have acceptable behavior through simulation work.

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Subject
Biomedical engineering;
Electrical engineering
Classification
0541: Biomedical engineering
0544: Electrical engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Diffusion; Neural; Prosthetics
Title
Design, Simulation, and Experimental Studies of Neural Prosthetic Interface Device
Author
Chu, Stephen
Number of pages
36
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
0030
Source
MAI 49/06M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124677422
Advisor
Tang, William C.
Committee member
Bachman, Mark; Burke, Peter J.
University/institution
University of California, Irvine
Department
Electrical and Computer Engineering - M.S.
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1493986
ProQuest document ID
874289734
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/874289734
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