Published in Engineering in Medicine and Biology: Proceedings of the 2002 EMBS/BMES Conference, Volume 3, October 23, 2002, pages 2095-2096.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Robert Szlavik was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
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There have been various theoretical and experimental studies presented in the literature that focus on interfacing neurons with discrete electronic devices such as transistors. The demonstrated lack of reproducible fidelity of the nerve cell action potential at the device junction would make it impractical to implement these devices in any neural prosthetic application where reliable detection of the action potential was a pre-requisite. In this study, the impact of typical variations in membrane capacitance on the detected neural signal is investigated.
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