Document Type

Patent

Patent Number

US Patent 5,820,588

Patent agency

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Publication Date

10-13-1998

Assignee

University of Iowa Research Foundation (Iowa City, IA, US)

Application Number

08/593,081

Date Filed

1996-01-29

Total Pages

21 pages

Abstract

A method for passing information between the auditory cortex of a patient and a speech processor or other information processing device or stimulating device. The method utilizes a wireless neural prosthetic device with a plurality of electrical contacts and involves arranging the prosthetic device in the auditory cortex of a patient. The method further involves arranging each of the plurality of electrical contacts such that they may independently output electrical discharges in accordance with the processed electrical signals. The plurality of electrical contacts may be arranged to approximately tonotopically match the auditory cortex.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/patents/196