Thesis: Design techniques for Wireless Neural Networks.

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Author:

Gisela Mur Arroyo

Advisor:

Alvaro Araujo Pinto

Synopsis:

Based on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN),, the Wireless Neural Networks (WNN) appears with the objective to obtain, transmits and generates neural signals as the human body does. In contrast to the WSN, the WNN operates in a very critical boundary conditions. Because of been on the human body, it have to pay special attention to the energy absorption or the thermal damage that can be generate because the constant contact between the sensor and the skin. Therefore, the radiated power is limited in this type of networks.

Therefore, the main objective of this thesis is to obtain a design techniques for the generation of a wireless neural networks that allows to obtain and transmits wirelessly neural signals originated by the nervous system and generate them in another part of the human body.

spike

 

The neuron generates an action potential or “spike” each time it propagates information. So, this thesis aim to  detect a spike in a neuron and transmits it to another node the existence of this action potential. Once the receptor receives the existence of the spike, it generates an electrical stimulation in another part of the human body.