News

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. Here's the twitter link: https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/493530033705603072/photo/1


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".


June 2014

Both Shurjo and Justin were awarded PURA (President's Undergraduate Research Award) salaries for the fall of 2014. Congratulations guys!


May 2014

Congratulations to Dr. Kiani and Dr. Lee for their great achievement: Graduating from GT-Bionics Lab with their PhD degrees!


March 2014

Temi was awarded a travel award at the Georgia Tech Research and Innovation Conference 2014. Temi’s winning abstract/poster was titled “A Wireless, Wearable Neckwear System for Health Monitoring”. Congratulations Temi!


Hyung-Min Lee successfully defended his thesis titled “A Power-Efficient Wireless Neural Stimulating System with Inductive Power Transmission.” Congratulatiosn Hyung-Min!


Mehdi Kiani was chosen for Sigma Xi PhD thesis awards which will be presented at the Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Awards Dinner on April 10th. Mehdi's thesis was entitled "Wireless Power and Data Transmission to High-Performance Implantable Medical Devices." Congratulations Mehdi!


January 2014

NIH-NIBIB coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue-Driven Wheelchair Out-Maneuvers the Competition


December 2013

Dr. Mehdi Kiani successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis and starts a post-doc position at GT-Bionics Lab. Congratulations Mehdi!


November 2013

Georgia Tech coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue Drive Wheelchair


Shepherd Center coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue Piercing Put to Medical Use


Washington Post coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Tongue pierce lets the paralyzed drive wheelchairs


BBC coverage of the results of the TDS clinical study: Body piercing controls wheelchair


Radio Interview: BBC World Business Report


Results of the TDS clinical study is published in Science Translational Medicine (Impact factor > 10).


October 2013

Abner's proposal was accepted to the Wireless RERC’s App Factory on design and development for a proportionally tongue-controlled mouse. Congratulations Abner!


Hyung-Min's paper titled “A Power-Efficient Switched-Capacitor Stimulating System for Electrical/Optical Deep Brain Stimulation” was accepted for presentation at ISSCC 2014. ISSCC is the flagship of IEEE conference in solid-state circuits design and system-on-a-chip. The paper was ranked 2nd among all bio-related papers and 5th in all the papers submitted to the IMMD subcommittee. Congratulations Hyung-Min!

July 2013

Shurjo was awarded PURA (President's Undergraduate Research Award) for Fall 2013 from the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program. Congratulations Shurjo!

May 2013

Hyung-Min and Hangue's paper was accepted to IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits.

April 2013

Mallika and Jessica won ORS's People's Choice Research Award. Jessica also won the Outstanding Service Award. Congratulations!


Mehdi's paper was accepted to IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II.

March 2013

Mehdi passed his PhD proposal.

February 2013

Xueliang's , et al., journal paper accepted for publication in IEEE TNSRE.


Hangue's 3rd journal paper was accepted for publication in ALOG.


Seung-Bae's , et al., journal paper accepted for publication in IEEE TBME.

December 2012

Hangue and Jeonghee won Best Demo at the 2012 IEEE BioCAS Conference. Congratulations!

November 2012

Watch Dr. Ghovanloo's 2012 TEDx Peachtree talk!

April 2012

Dr. Ghovanloo and Dr. Huo had one of the most cited papers in the Journal of Neural Engineering in 2010!

Publications

Recently Published/Accepted Papers
Book Chapters
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
P30 Invited talk on "Tongue Drive System: Accessing the world via tongue motion," No Barriers University, No Barriers USA Summit, Winter Park, CO, July 2011.
P29 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.
P28 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
P27 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
P26 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, June 2010
P25 Poster presentation on "Brain-tongue-computer interfacing," National Institutes of Health, Neural Interfaces Conference, Long Beach, CA, June 2010
P24 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, June 2010
P23 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.
P22 Invited talk on "Wireless Neural Interfacing Technology," School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 2009
P21 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.
P20 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.
P19 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.
P18 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.
P17 Poster presentation on "A multichannel wireless implantable neural recording system on a chip" at the Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P16 Poster presentation on "A multi-band wireless link for high performance neuroprosthetic applications" at the Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P15 Poster presentation on "Tongue Drive: A Wireless unobtrusive brain-tongue-computer interface" at the Neural Interfaces Conference, Cleveland, OH, Jun. 2008.
P14 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.
P13 Poster presentations on "NC-Bionics Laboratory projects and research activities" at the 2nd annual NC State University Economic Development Forum, Raleigh, NC, May 2007.
P12 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.
P11 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.
P10 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.
P9 Poster presentation on "A 15-channel wireless neural recording system," at Neuroengineering Now Conference, University of Texas at Dallas, TX, June 2006.
P8 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.
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 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.
P5 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.
P4 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.
P3 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.
P2 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.
P1 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.
Patents and Invention Disclosures
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 and X. Huo, "Tracking tongue motion using magnetic sensors for wireless assistive technologies," ID# 4537, Office of Technology Licensing, Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2008. Patent pending.
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.