Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing

A. Al-Shueli, Christopher T Clarke, John T Taylor

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Abstract

This paper describes an eleven channel artificial nerve signal generator with a programmable inter-channel time delay using only a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and a small number of passive external components. The FPGA is used to create a novel, linearised Pulse Width Modulation scheme which would not be possible with other alternatives technologies such as a micro controller. This signal generator can be used in the testing of multi-electrode cuff system tests without needing to resort to the use of a real nerve. Techniques are developed to improve precision of the signal waveform without increasing cost or hardware complexity. The system described has applicability in other areas where multiple, time skewed, low voltage signals are required. The waveform signal shape and time delay can be modified easily to match the new application.

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Conference2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB)
CountryMacao
CityMacau
Period28/05/1230/05/12

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Signal generators
Field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)
Time delay
Electrodes
Testing
Pulse width modulation
Hardware
Controllers
Electric potential
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Al-Shueli, A., Clarke, C. T., & Taylor, J. T. (2012). Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing. 892-896. Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), Macau, Macao.DOI: 10.1109/iCBEB.2012.354

Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing. / Al-Shueli, A.; Clarke, Christopher T; Taylor, John T.

2012. 892-896 Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), Macau, Macao.

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Al-Shueli, A, Clarke, CT & Taylor, JT 2012, 'Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing' Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), Macau, Macao, 28/05/12 - 30/05/12, pp. 892-896. DOI: 10.1109/iCBEB.2012.354
Al-Shueli A, Clarke CT, Taylor JT. Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing. 2012. Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), Macau, Macao. Available from, DOI: 10.1109/iCBEB.2012.354
Al-Shueli, A. ; Clarke, Christopher T ; Taylor, John T. / Simulated nerve signal generation for multi-electrode cuff system testing. Paper presented at 2012 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), Macau, Macao.
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