M3-ESR: Physiological measurements of compound action potentials to improve CI stimulation

The performance of CIs degrades with more complex signals, such as speech in the presence of noise. Transmission of temporal and spectral information requires that the corresponding information is adequately encoded and conveyed through the stimulated neural interface. In this project we aim to develop a model for a nerve fibre population that is  based  on  physiologically  obtained electrical  compound  action  potentials  (ECAPs)  and  spread  of  excitation  functions.

Host institution: University of Zurich (UZH)
Supervisor names: Norbert Dillier, Wai Kong Lai and Ian Bruce (MAC)
Start date: 1.9.2013
PhD enrolment: Yes
Employment contract: Full-time early-stage research fellow, 36 months