Analysis of soft encapsulation methods for acutely implantable high-channel count neural recording electronics

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Science
Department Bioengineering
Author Taylor, Trevor Winn
Title Analysis of soft encapsulation methods for acutely implantable high-channel count neural recording electronics
Date 2014-05
Description Advances in neural interfaces are putting digitization electronics closer to the patient. Since a fully implantable system is desired, there is need for a viable method for encapsulating electronics intended for implantation using a soft encapsulation method. For this thesis, several encapsulation methods were tested. Testing was split into three phases: a viability phase, a preliminary phase, and a verification phase. In the viability and preliminary phases, a method using layered Parylene C and polydimethylsiloxane was identified as having the best barrier properties. This method, along with strict attention to the cleanliness of the device, yielded very promising results. During the verification phase, devices encapsulated using this layered approach with strict attention to cleanliness performed well after going through thorough soak testing.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Electronics; Encapsulation; Implant; Neural; Potting; Silicone
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Trevor Winn Taylor 2014
Format Medium application/pdf
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Identifier etd3/id/2817
ARK ark:/87278/s62j9m1z
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2014-04-30
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 196390
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s62j9m1z
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