Neuromorphic Pattern Generation Circuits for Bioelectronic Medicine

Elisa Donati, Renate Krause, Giacomo Indiveri
Chronic diseases can greatly benefit from bioelectronic medicine approaches. Neuromorphic electronic circuits present ideal characteristics for the development of brain-inspired low-power implantable processing systems that can be interfaced with biological systems. These circuits, therefore, represent a promising additional tool in the tool-set of bioelectronic medicine. In this paper, we describe the main features of neuromorphic circuits that are ideally suited for continuously monitoring
more » ... physiological parameters of the body and interact with them in real-time. We propose examples of computational primitives that can be used for real-time pattern generation and present a neuromorphic implementation of neural oscillators for the generation of sequence activation patterns. We demonstrate the features of such systems with an implementation of a three-phase network that models the dynamics of the respiratory Central Pattern Generator (CPG) and the heart chambers rhythm, and that could be used to build an adaptive pacemaker.
doi:10.5167/uzh-217513 fatcat:ytwwsvqaafdphirrxk52jngsv4