FPGA-BASED COMPUTATION OF THE INDUCTANCE OF COILS USED FOR THE MAGNETIC STIMULATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

Ionuţ Trestian, Octavian Creţ, Laura Creţ, Lucia Văcariu, Radu Tudoran, Florent de Dinechin

Abstract

In the last years the interest for magnetic stimulation of the human nervous tissue has increased considerably, because this technique has proved its utility and applicability both as a diagnostic and as a treatment instrument. Research in this domain is aimed at removing some of the disadvantages of the technique: the lack of focalization of the stimulated region and the reduced efficiency of the energetic transfer from the stimulating coil to the tissue. Better stimulation coils can solve these problems. Designing coils is so far a trial-and error process, relying on very compute-intensive simulations. In software, such a simulation has a very high running time. This paper proposes and demonstrates an FPGA-based hardware implementation of this simulation, which reduces the computation time by 4 orders of magnitude. Thanks to this powerful tool, some significant improvements in the design of the coils have already been obtained.

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Trestian I., Creţ O., Creţ L., Văcariu L., Tudoran R. and de Dinechin F. (2008). FPGA-BASED COMPUTATION OF THE INDUCTANCE OF COILS USED FOR THE MAGNETIC STIMULATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111- 17-3, pages 151-155. DOI: 10.5220/0001050301510155


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices08,
author={Ionuţ Trestian and Octavian Creţ and Laura Creţ and Lucia Văcariu and Radu Tudoran and Florent de Dinechin},
title={FPGA-BASED COMPUTATION OF THE INDUCTANCE OF COILS USED FOR THE MAGNETIC STIMULATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={151-155},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001050301510155},
isbn={978-989-8111- 17-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - FPGA-BASED COMPUTATION OF THE INDUCTANCE OF COILS USED FOR THE MAGNETIC STIMULATION OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
SN - 978-989-8111- 17-3
AU - Trestian I.
AU - Creţ O.
AU - Creţ L.
AU - Văcariu L.
AU - Tudoran R.
AU - de Dinechin F.
PY - 2008
SP - 151
EP - 155
DO - 10.5220/0001050301510155