EECS500 Fall 2013 Department Seminar

Peng Cong
“Smart” Medical Sensor-Based Implantable Systems for Neuromodulation
White Bldg., Room 411
11:30am - 12:30pm
October 8, 2013

Modulating neural activities through stimulation is an effective treatment for many neurological diseases, including movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, and it is being explored for several new indications. Opportunities in neuromodulation aim to improve disease state control with ongoing therapy adjustments that potentially enhance therapeutic response while minimizing clinical and patient burden. While advances in sensing, therapy delivery, and understanding the pathophysiology of disease states have improved device performance, utilizing “smart” sensor, which includes sensors and algorithm, is critical to advance the field of neuromodulation. The talk focuses on the challenges of neuromodulation and detailed interface circuit design of practical “smart” sensors for implantable Neuromodulation devices.


Peng Cong received his Ph.D. degree in the EECS Department at Case Western Reserve University in 2009. He is currently with Medtronic Neuromodulation Core Technology as a Principal IC Design Engineer, leading the design of the next generation implantable Neuromodultion device. His research focuses on sensors, mixed-signal integrated-circuit design, and microsystem integration for biomedical applications. He has published papers in top academic journals and conferences, including three ISSCC papers and two JSSC papers. He is currently serving on Technical Program Committee (TPC) for European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC).