Flexible biomedical devices for mapping cardiac and neural electrophysiology

Dae Hyeong Kim, John A Rogers, Jonathan Viventi, Brian Litt

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Clinical in-vivo electrophysiological measurements using standard technologies provide spatial resolution limited by the number of electrodes. Recent strategies demonstrate that high resolution is possible by use of active multiplexing silicon electronics, in flexible forms capable of integration with soft, curvilinear tissues of the body. In vivo cardiac mapping experiments with such technology illustrate in-situ mapping of the spread of electrocardiogram (ECG) waveforms from natural and paced beats. In other examples, circuits in ultrathin mesh formats on sheets of bioresorbable substrates of silk fibroin improve the ability of these systems to conformally wrap the tissue. Neural mapping experiments on feline animal models illustrate the utility of this approach. These concepts provide capabilities for implantable diagnostic and therapeutic systems, which cannot be realized with conventional, wafer-scale device designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2011
StatePublished - Jun 23 2011
Event49th International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2011 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2011Apr 14 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1541-7026


Other49th International Reliability Physics Symposium, IRPS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA


  • cardiac
  • electrophysiology
  • flexible
  • mapping
  • neural
  • silk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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