Wireless vestibular evoked myogenic potentials systemWireless vestibular evoked myogenic potentials system
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Biophysics and Biomedical Physics
New York, N.Y. :IEEE, 2007[*]2007
Engineering sciences. Technology
6th IEEE Sensors Conference, October 28-31, 2007, Atlanta, Ga
University of Antwerp
Existing commercial Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) testing systems are cabled systems, which impede certain experiments, particularly those that involve motion and rotation of the patient. This paper presents an autonomous wireless system to record VEMPs. The system uses IMEC's 60 mu W 60nV/root Hz biopotential readout front-end to extract the electromyogram (EMG). It uses IMEC's low power processing and wireless platform to perform all signal processing locally, significantly reducing the amount of wireless data transmission. The system also implements a low power audio synthesizer and an amplifier to create the necessary audio or vibration stimuli that are applied to the patient. The system can perform 1000 measurements on 2 AA batteries.