News

March 2015

Dr. Ghovanloo was named an IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-2016 term. The topics on which he will lecture are "Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities" and "Efficient Power and Wideband Data Transmission in Near Field."


November 2014

Tongue Drive featured in US NEWS and World Report: Wearable Tech for People With Disabilities.


August 2014

Congratulations to Temi for winning the best student paper competition award at the IEEE EMBC'14. All of us here at the GT Bionics lab are proud of you!


GT Bionics participated in the 36th Annual IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference in Chicago with 6 papers.


July 2014

A new story featuring the Tongue Drive System was published in the New Scientist. Please click here for more details.


Congratulations to Dr. Mehdi Kiani for accepting a faculty position at Penn State. We at the GT Bionics lab look forward to you making us all proud. We'll miss you!


Congratulations to Dr. Mehdi Kiani for accepting a faculty position at Penn State. We at the GT Bionics lab look forward to you making us all proud. We'll miss you!


Congratulations to Temi for her EMBC'14 paper being selected among the Open Finalists for the student competition. Her paper was titled "Tracheal Activity Recognition Based on Acoustic Signals".


Publications

Recently Published/Accepted Papers
Book Chapters
B10 M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, (In press) “Centimeter-Range Inductive Radios,” in Ultra-Low-Power Short-Range Radios, Eds. P.P. Mercier, A.P. Chandrakasan, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14714-7_10
B9 H.-M. Lee and M. Ghovanloo, (In press) “Energy Management Integrated Circuits for Wireless Power Transmission,” in Bioimplantable Systems: Design Principles and Applications, Eds. S. Bhunia, M. Sawan, and S. Majerus, Ch. 5, Elsevier Science & Technology.
B8 M. Kiani and M. Ghovanloo, (Apr. 2014) “Near-Field Wireless Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices,” in Neural Computation, Neural Devices, and Neural Prosthesis, Ed. Z. Yang., Ch. 8, Springer, ISBN-13: 9781461481508
B7 M. Ghovanloo and X. Huo, (Sep. 2014) “Wearable and Non-invasive Assistive Technologies,” In Wearable Systems, Eds. E. Sazonov and M. Neuman, Elsevier Inc., ISBN-13: 9780124186620, e-Book: 9780124186668
B6 M. Ghovanloo and M. Kiani, (Sep. 2014) “Inductive Coupling,” in Handbook of Biomedical Telemetry, Ed. K.S. Nikita, Ch. 7, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN-13: 9781118388617
B5 M. Ghovanloo, (Dec. 2013) “Tongue Drive System,” McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2014, pp. 383-386, ISBN 978-0071831062.
B4 M. Ghovanloo, (July, 2008) "Integrated circuits for neural interfacing: Neural stimulation," In VLSI Circuits for Biomedical Applications (K. Iniewski, ed.) Norwood, MA: Artech House, Inc.
B3 M. Ghovanloo, G. Lazzi, “Transcutaneous magnetic coupling of power and data,” Wiley Encyclopedia of Biomedical Engineering, Ed. M. Akay, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2008 [Online] http://www.mrw.interscience.wiley.com/ebe/articles/ebs1372/bibliography-fs.html
B2 M. Ghovanloo, K.D. Wise, and K. Najafi, "Towards a button-sized 1024-site wireless cortical microstimulating array," Neuro-Nano Technology, Artificial Implants, and Neural Prostheses, Book of the1st Intl. IEEE/EMBS Conf. on Neural Engineering, Ed. M. Akay, in Handbook of Neural Engineering, Ed. M. Akay, Ch. 23, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wiley.
B1 M. Ghovanloo, "A wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes," Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jul. 2004.
Journal Papers
Conference Papers
Presentations
P69 Invited talk on “Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities” Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Jan. 2015.
P68 Poster presentation (with S. Ostadabbas, J. Kim, D. Wu, K. Richards, A. J. Butler) on, “Harnessing tongue movement to decrease RMSE in wrist tracking exercise using exoskeletal assistance,” Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference, Washington DC, November 15, 2014.
P67 Invited talk on “Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities” Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, Sep. 2014.
P66 Invited talk on “Implantable and Wearable Microelectronic Devices to Improve Quality of Life for People with Disabilities” Kilby Labs, Texas Instruments Corp., Dallas, TX, June 2014.
P65 Poster presentation on “A Smart Wirelessly-Powered Homecage for Long-Term High-Throughput Behavioral Experiments (EnerCage-HC),” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2014.
P64 Poster presentation on “An Inductively-Powered Multichannel Wireless Implantable Neural Recording System-on-a-Chip,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2014.
P63 Poster presentation on “A Wireless Implantable Switched-Capacitor Based Optogenetic Stimulating System,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2014.
P62 Poster presentation on “An Efficient Wirelessly-Powered Switched-Capacitor Based Stimulating System with Decaying Exponential Stimuli,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun. 2014.
P61 Invited talk and demonstration on “Tongue Drive System” NIBIB Discoveries in Technology, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Washington, DC, Apr. 2014.
P60 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Apr. 2014.
P59 Invited talk on “Tongue Drive System,” Quality of Life for Senior Citizens Task Force, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, Feb. 2014.
P58 Poster presentation on “Older adults’ opinions about wearable health technologies,” the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, Nov. 2013, With E. Gonzalez, A. Jones, L. Harley, Y.M. Choi, D. Burnham, C. Fausset, and B. Fain.
P57 Invited talk on “Technologies for Wireless Biosystems” Bioelectronics Tutorial, IEEE Sensors’13, Baltimore, MD, Nov. 2013.
P56 Invited talk on “Transcutaneous Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Microelectronic Devices” RF-Assisted Medicine Workshop, IEEE IMS/RFIC’13, Seattle, WA, June 2013.
P55 Invited talk on “Transcutaneous Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Neuroprosthetic Devices” Towards Long Term Cortical Neuro-Interfaces, Bernstein Sparks Workshop, Delmenhorst, Germany, Mar. 2013.
P54 16. Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Jan. 2013.
P53 Invited talk on “Tongue Drive System: Accessing the World via Tongue Motion” Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Nov. 2012.
P52 Invited talk on “The Tongue: A New Human Computer Interface” TEDx Peachtree, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 2012.
P51 Invited talk on “Transcutaneous Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Microelectronic Devices” Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, Sep. 2012.
P50 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” University of Ulm, Germany, July 2012.
P49 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Center for Microelectronics (IMTEK), University of Freiburg, Germany, June 2012.
P48 Poster presentation on “A Smart Experimental Setup for Wireless Power Transmission and Data Communication to Bioinstrumentation Implanted in Small Freely Behaving Animal Subjects,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun. 2012.
P47 Poster presentation on “Evaluation of a Closed Loop Inductive Power Transmission System on an Awake Behaving Animal Subject,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun. 2012.
P46 Poster presentation on “Dual-Center Clinical Assessment of the Tongue Drive System,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun. 2012.
P45 Poster presentation on “Mapping Place-Specific Hippocampal Neural Firing Fields Using Multichannel Wireless Integrated Neural Recording System (WINeR),” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, Jun. 2012.
P44 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Johnson School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Dallas, TX, Mar. 2012.
P43 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Mar. 2012.
P42 Tutorial on, “Transcutaneous Power and Data Transmission to Implantable Microelectronic Devices,” IEEE Biomed. Circuits and Systems, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2011.
P41 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Boston, MA, Nov. 2011.
P40 Invited talk on “From Implantable Microelectronic Devices to Modern Assistive Technologies” Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 2011.
P39 Tutorial on, “Implantable/Wearable Biomedical Circuits and Systems,” (with S. Sonkusale and P. Mohseni) IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Boston, MA, Sep. 2011.
P38 Invited talk on “Tongue Drive System: Accessing the world via tongue motion,” No Barriers University, No Barriers USA Summit, Winter Park, CO, July 2011.
P37 Invited talk on “Connecting the inside and outside worlds: wideband communication across the skin,” Body Area Network Technology and Applications Workshop, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, June 2011.
P36 Platform presentation on “Assessment of Tongue Drive System for computer access and wheelchair control,” Rehab. Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Toronto, CA, June 2011.
P35 Poster presentation on “New ergonomic headset for Tongue Drive System with wireless smartphone interface,” Rehab. Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Toronto, CA, June 2011.
P34 Poster presentation on “An inductively powered multichannel wireless implantable neural recording system-on-a-chip for neuroscience research applications,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Long Beach, CA, Jun. 2010.
P33 Poster presentation on “Brain-tongue-computer interfacing,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Long Beach, CA, Jun. 2010.
P32 Poster presentation on “An RFID-based closed loop wireless power transmission system for biomedical applications,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Long Beach, CA, Jun. 2010.
P31 Invited talk on “Novel Technologies for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Severe Disabilities,” ARC Broward Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov. 2009.
P30 Invited talk on “Novel Technologies for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Severe Disabilities,” The Academy of Persian Physicians, Palm Desert, CA, Oct. 2009.
P29 Invited talk on “Wireless Neural Interfacing Technology,” School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2009.
P28 Invited talk on “Novel Technologies for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Severe Disabilities,” School of Computing and Information Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Mar. 2009.
P27 Invited talk on “Novel Technologies for Improving the Quality of Life for People with Severe Disabilities,” Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, Nov. 2008.
P26 Invited talk on “Tongue motor output in human-system integration,” Army Research Office, Workshop on Research Efforts and Future Directions in Neuroergonomics and Neuromorphics, College Park, MD, Oct. 2008.
P25 Invited talk on “Improving the quality of life for people with severe disabilities,” School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Tech, ECE Advisory Board Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2008.
P24 Poster presentation on “A multichannel wireless implantable neural recording system on a chip,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P23 Poster presentation on “A multi-band wireless link for high performance neuroprosthetic applications,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P22 Poster presentation on “Tongue Drive: A Wireless unobtrusive brain-tongue-computer interface,” National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P21 Poster presentation on “MagneTrace: A Magnetic Sensor-based Wireless Pharmaceutical Compliance Monitoring System” Suddath Drug Design Symposium, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 2008.
P20 Invited talk on “Tongue Drive, A Tongue-Operated Magnetic Sensor Based Assistive Technology for People with Severe Disabilities,” Quality of Life Technology (QoLT), NSF Engineering Research Center Educational Seminar, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan. 2008.
P19 Invited talk on “A tongue operated magnetic sensor based assistive technology for people with severe disabilities,” Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR), Interagency Subcommittee on Technology, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, Sep. 2007.
P18 Poster presentations on “NC Bionics Laboratory projects and research activities” at the 2nd annual NC State University Economic Development Forum, Raleigh, NC, May 2007.
P17 Demonstrational presentation on “Tongue Drive: A tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology for people with severe disabilities” at the WakeMed Rehabilitation Hospital, Raleigh, NC, Apr. 2007.
P16 Demonstrational presentation on “Tongue Drive: A tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology for people with severe disabilities” at the 16th annual Tech 2006 Conference, Council for Entrepreneurial Development, Raleigh, NC, Oct. 2006.
P15 Poster presentation on “A wideband power-efficient wireless link for implantable biomedical devices using multiple carriers” at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2006.
P14 Poster presentation on “A switched-capacitor based neurostimulating system for low-power head-mounted deep brain stimulators” at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2006.
P13 Poster presentation on “Tongue Drive: A tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology for people with severe disabilities” at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2006.
P12 Poster presentation on “A wideband analog simultaneous 15-channel implantable neural recording system” at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2006.
P11 Oral presentation on “Development of a switched-capacitor based neurostimulating system for low-power head-mounted deep brain stimulators,” at Neuroengineering Now Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, June 2006.
P10 ] Poster presentation on “A 15-channel wireless neural recording system,” at Neuroengineering Now Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, June 2006.
P9 Oral presentation on “How to energize and communicate with the micro/nano mechanical systems in medicine and biology,” at the MEMS Alliance Mid Atlantic conference, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Apr. 2006.
P8 Poster presentation on “A wideband power-efficient inductive wireless link for implantable biomedical devices using multiple carriers” at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2005.
P7 Poster presentations on "Development of a switched-capacitor based neurostimulating system for low-power head-mounted deep brain stimulators" at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, Sep. 2005.
P6 Overview presentation on "Implantable microelectronic devices," at the Annual Open House and Power Management Seminar, arranged by NCSU Semiconductor Power Electronics Center (SPEC), Apr. 2005.
P5 Poster presentations on "A wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes" at the annual Neural Interfaces Workshop, arranged by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, DC, Nov. 2001-2004.
P4 Poster presentations on "A wireless microsystem for neural stimulating microprobes" at the biannual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, arranged by the Center for Wireless Integrated Microsystems, EECS Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2001-2004.
P3 Poster presentation on "Towards a button-sized 1024-site wireless cortical microstimulating array," 40st DAC/ISSCC student design contest, 2004 ISSC conference, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2004.
P2 Award presentation on "A modular 32-site wireless neural stimulating microsystem," 41st DAC/ISSCC student design contest, 2004 DAC conference, San Diego, CA, June 2004.
P1 Poster presentation on "A modular 32-site wireless neural stimulating microsystem," 41st DAC/ISSCC student design contest, 2005 ISSC conference, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 2005.
Patents and Invention Disclosures
I28 M. Ghovanloo, “Systems and Methods for Multichannel Wireless Implantable Neural Recording,” US patent 8,958,868, Applied: May 18, 2009, Granted: Feb. 17, 2015.
I27 M. Ghovanloo and M. Kiani, “A Quality-Factor Modulation Technique for High Efficiency Inductive Power Transmission,” ID# 6459, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aug. 2013.
I26 M. Ghovanloo and H. Park, “Multimodal Optical Tongue Drive System,” ID# 6435, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, July 2013.
I25 M. Ghovanloo and J. Block, “Wireless Real-Time Tongue Tracking for Speech Impairment Diagnosis, Speech Therapy with Audiovisual Biofeedback, and Silent Speech Interfaces,” ID# 6367, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, May. 2013.
I24 M. Ghovanloo, D. Ahn, and M. Kiani, “Enhanced Inductive Power and Data Transmission using Hyper Resonance,” ID# 6291, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mar. 2013.
I23 M. Ghovanloo and X. Huo, “Tongue Operated Magnetic Sensor Systems and Methods,” US patent 8,242,880B2, Applied: May 29, 2009, Granted: Aug. 14, 2012.
I22 M. Ghovanloo and H. Lee, “A Distributed Stimulating System with Reduced Number of Interconnects,” ID# 6165, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Aug. 2012.
I21 M. Ghovanloo and M. Kiani, “Wideband Data Transmission Using Pulse Delay Modulation,” ID# 6075, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2012.
I20 B. Boyan, L. Degertekin, and M. Ghovanloo, “Flexible Miniature Ultrasound Systems for Remote Monitoring of Bone Healing,” ID# 5981, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2012.
I19 L. Degertekin and M. Ghovanloo, “Miniature IVUS Imaging System with Wireless Data Readout,” ID# 5943, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Feb. 2012.
I18 M. Ghovanloo and G. Krishnamurthy, “Tongue Operated Magnetic Sensor based Wireless Assistive Technology,” U.S. patent 8,044,766, Applied: Oct 31, 2006, Granted: Oct 25, 2011.
I17 M. Ghovanloo and X. Huo, “A Multi-Modal, Multi-Functional, and Multi-Purpose Wireless Assistive Technology for People with Different Levels of Disabilities,” ID# 5683, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2011.
I16 M. Ghovanloo, "System and method for providing wireless power to a portable unit," U.S. 2011/0074349, Mar. 2011.
I15 M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "Demodulator, Chip, and Method for Digitally Demodulating an FSK Signal," U.S. patent 7,881,409, Feb. 2011.
I14 M. Ghovanloo and Benoit Gosselin, "Multi-Slope Charge Sampling Amplifier," ID# 5496, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Nov. 2010.
I13 M. Ghovanloo and Farzad Inanlou, "Wideband Data Transmission Using Pulse Harmonic Modulation," ID# 5016, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oct. 2009.
I12 M. Ghovanloo, "RFID-MagneTrace," ID# 4742, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Jan. 2009.
I11 M. Ghovanloo and M. Yin, "A multichannel wireless implantable neural recording (WINeR) system-on-a-chip," ID# 4654, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sep. 2008. Patent pending.
I10 M. Ghovanloo, “integrated full-wave CMOS rectifier with built-in back telemetry,” Tech Transfer Office, North Carolina State University, Aug. 2006.
I9 M. Ghovanloo, "A wireless array of sensor modules to energize and track implantable devices in freely moving animals," ID# 4367, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Dec. 2007. Patent pending.
I8 M. Ghovanloo and K. Mercure, "Analytical monitoring of pharmaceutical compliance using magnetic sensors," Tech Transfer Office, North Carolina State University, Dec. 2005.
I7 M. Ghovanloo and G. Krishnamurthy, "Tongue Drive: A tongue operated magnetic sensor based wireless assistive technology for quadriplegics," No. 06-058, Tech Transfer Office, North Carolina State University, Oct. 2005.
I6 M. Ghovanloo, "A multi-carrier wireless link for efficient power and wideband bidirectional data transfer to implantable microelectronic devices," No. 06-023, Tech Transfer Office, North Carolina State University, July 2005.
I5 M. Ghovanloo, "A switched-capacitor based low-power microstimulating system," No. 05-094, Tech Transfer Office, North Carolina State University, April 2005.
I4 M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "A compact large voltage compliance high output impedance programmable current source," Tech Transfer Office, University of Michigan, file No. 2684, Aug. 2003.
I3 M. Ghovanloo, T. Moon, Y. Li, K. Najafi, D.R. Kipke, and K.D. Wise, "Shatter-proof microprobes," Tech Transfer Office, University of Michigan, file No. 2662, Aug. 2003.
I2 M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "Three dimensional microassembly structures for micromachined planar microelectrode arrays," Tech Transfer Office, University of Michigan, file No. 2551, Mar. 2003.
I1 M. Ghovanloo and K. Najafi, "Frequency shift keying demodulation methods for wireless biomedical Implants," Tech Transfer Office, University of Michigan, file No. 2525, Feb. 2003.