Selected Publications: 

The AMF encourages the dissemination of its research results to scientific, engineering and medical communities in the form of publications and presentations at scientific meetings.  Some recent publications from the AMF staff are listed below.  For more information about the research described hereunder please contact the senior author directly.

Transient thermal analysis and mechanical strength testing of pulsed laser welded ribbons to feedthru joints, Y. Lin, G. Jiang, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 8244, pp.82440U-1-11(2012).

A Sub-0.5V, 1.5mW Rail-to-Rail Constant gm Opamp and its Filter Application, E. Lee, Proc. of the 2012 IEEE Int. Symp. On Circuits and Systems, pp. 197 – 200, May 2012.

A 36V Biphasic Stimulator with Electrode Monitoring Circuit, E. Lee, R. Dai, N. Reeves, X. Yun, Proc. of the 2012 IEEE Int. Symp. On Circuits and Systems, pp. 1087 – 1090, May 2012.

A Capacitor-Based AC-DC Step-Up Converter for Biomedical Implants, E. Lee, Proc. of the IEEE 2011 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, paper 8.6, Sep. 2011.

Laser Welding Assembling of an Implantable Bio-Medical Device:  Investigation of Temperature Field, Y. Lin, G. Jiang, J. Calderon, Laser-based Micro- and Nanopackaging and Assembly V, edited by Wilhelm Pfleging, Yongfeng Lu, Kunihiko Washio, Jun Amako, Willem Hoving, Proc. of Soc. Photooptical Instrumentation Eng. (SPIE)7921:0A-1-11 (2011).

A Personalized Sensor-Controlled Microstimulator System for Arm Rehabilitation Poststroke. Part 1: System Architecture, D. Merrill, R. Davis, R. Turk, J. Burridge, Neuromodulation 14(1):72-9 (2011).

A Personalized Sensor-Controlled Microstimulator System for Arm Rehabilitation Poststroke. Part 2: Objective Outcomes and Patients’ Perspectives, J. Burridge, R. Turk, D. Merrill, B. Dibb, A-M. Hughes, O. Sparrow, H. Roberts, R. Davis, Neuromodulation 14(1):80-8 (2011).

The neuromodulation therapy interface: electrode materials and configurations, D. Merrill, Chapter 6 in: Essential Neuromodulation, Arle JE and Shils JE eds, Academic Press (2011).

Development of an Implantable Myoelectric Sensor for Advanced Prosthesis Control, D. Merrill, J. Lockhart, P. Troyk, R. Weir, D. Hankin, Artif. Organs. 35(3):249-52 (2011).

An Inside Body Power and Bidirectional Data Transfer IC Module Pair, E. Lee, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 48(8):1820-31 (2011).


Design challenges of implantable pressure monitoring system, G. Jiang, Frontiers in Neurosci. 4:29 (2010).

Moisture Effect on Tubular Alumina Toughened Zirconia Ceramic for Implant Casing, W-M. So, G. Jiang, Advances in Bioceramics and Biotechnologies, Ceramic Transactions, 218:221-8 (2010).  John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ.  Chapter

Technology Advances and Challenges in Hermetic Packaging for Implantable Medical Devices, G. Jiang and D Zhou, In Implantable Neural Prostheses 2, Techniques and Engineering Approaches, DD Zhou and E Greenbaum eds., Springer, New York, NY, 2010 pp.  33-61. Chapter


A Biomedical Implantable FES Battery-Powered Micro-Stimulator, E. Lee, E. Matei, J. Gord, P. Hess, P. Nercessian, H Stover, T. Li, J. Wolfe, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I: Regular Papers 56(12):2583-96 (2009).


The electrochemistry of charge injection at the electrode/tissue interface, D. Merrill, in  Implantable Neural Prostheses 2: Techniques and Applications, Springer, New York, (2009) pp 85-138.  Chapter.

Review of electrical stimulation in cerebral palsy and recommendations for future directions, D. Merrill, Dev. Med. Child Neurol. 51, Suppl 4:154-65 (2009).

The Bion® Microstimulator and its Clinical Applications.  T. Whitehurst, J. Schulman, K. Jaax, R. Carbunaru, in Implantable Neural Prostheses 1, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, D. Zhou and E. Grenbaum (eds), (2009), pp 253-274.  Chapter.

Brain Control and Sensing of Artificial Limbs.  J. Schulman, Implantable Neural Prostheses 1, Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, D. Zhou and E. Grenbaum (eds), (2009) pp 275-291. Chapter

The Feasible FES System:  Battery Powered Bion Stimulator, J. Schulman, Proceedings of the IEEE, 96:1-14 (2008).

Poststroke upper-limb rehabilitation using 5 to 7 inserted microstimulators: implant procedure, safety, and efficacy for restoration of function, R. Davis, O. Sparrow, G. Cosendai, J. Burridge, C. Wulff, R. Turk, J. Schulman J., Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 89(10):1907-12 (2008).

Therapeutic Effectiveness of Electric Stimulation of the Upper-Limb Poststroke Using Implanted Microstimulators, R. Turk, J. Burridge, R. Davis, G. Cosendai, O. Sparrow, H. Roberts, A. Hughes, and J. Schulman, Arch Phys Med Rehabil., 89:1913-22 (2008).

An Implantable Bionic Network of Injectable Neural Prosthetic Devices: The Future Platform for Functional Electrical Stimulation and Sensing to Restore Movement and Sensation, J. Schulman, P. Mobley, J. Wolfe, R. Davis, I. Arcos, In Neuroengineering, D. J. DeLorenzo and J.D. Bronzino, Eds., 18: 1-16 (2008).  CRC Press, Chapter

Electrical stimulation using implantable radiofrequency microstimulators to relieve pain associated with shoulder subluxation in chronic hemiplegic stroke, Y. Shimada, R. Davis, T. Matsunaga, A. Misawa, T. Aizawa, E. Itoi, Y. Zilberman, G. Cosendai, A. Ripley, Neuromodulation 9(3):234-8 (2006).

A Preliminary Feasibility Study of Different Implantable Pulse Generators Technologies for Diaphragm Pacing System, G. Cosendai, C. de Balthasar, A. Ignagni, R. Onders, K. Bradley, K. Purnell, J. Mortimer, R. Davis, Y. Zilberman, J. Schulman, Neuromodulation. 8(3):203-211 (2005).

Zirconia to Ti-6Al-4V braze joint for implantable biomedical device, G. Jiang, D. Mishler, R. Davis, P. Mobley, J. Schulman, J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater 72(2):316-21 (2005).

Electrical stimulation of excitable tissue: design of efficacious and safe protocols, D Merrill, M. Bikson, J. Jefferys, J. Neuroscience Methods, 141:172-198 (2005).  Relevant publication from AMF employee.


Second-Generation Microstimulator, I. Arcos, R. Davis, K. Fey, D. Mishler, D. Sanderson, C. Tanacs, M. Vogel, R. Wolf, Y. Zilberman, and J. Schulman, Artificial Organs 26(3):228-231 (2002).