CMOS Imaging Devices for Biomedical Applications

Jun OHTA  Takuma KOBAYASHI  Toshihiko NODA  Kiyotaka SASAGAWA  Takashi TOKUDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.9   pp.2454-2460
Publication Date: 2011/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.2454
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Information Communication Technology for Highly Reliable Human Health Care Services)
CMOS image sensors,  biomedical applications,  retinal prosthesis,  deep-brain implantation,  multi-electrode array,  

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We review recently obtained results for CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) imaging devices used in biomedical applications. The topics include dish type image sensors, deep-brain implantation devices for small animals, and retinal prosthesis devices. Fundamental device structures and their characteristics are described, and the results of in vivo experiments are presented.