SYM-16: Bioelectronic Devices

PHYSIOLOGICAL MODULATION WITH SMALLSCALE WIRELESS BIOELECTRONIC DEVICES

John Ho

National University of Singapore, Singapore Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology, Singapore

Recent technological advances now enable electrical, thermal, or optical modalities for controlling processes with far greater spatiotemporal resolution than devices clinically used today. Devices that leverage these sophisticated capabilities can mediate effects targeted at the level of individual functions of specific organs, and are now widely anticipated to play a central role in future medicines more effective and precise for some currently intractable disorders than drugs. In this talk, we describe methods for powering bioelectronic devices deep within the body that enable miniaturization of devices at the scale of a single millimeter, and demonstrate applications of these devices to cardiac stimulation, optogenetics, and phototherapy.

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