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Ethical issues in the development of a vestibular prosthesis

 
: Poppendieck, W.; Hoffmann, K.-P.; Merfeld, D.; Guyot, J.-P.; Micera, S.

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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -EMBS-:
33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 : August 30 - September 3, 2011, Boston, MA, USA
Piscataway/NJ: IEEE, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4122-8
ISBN: 978-1-4244-4121-1
S.2265-2268
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS International Conference) <33, 2011, Boston/Mass.>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IBMT ()

Abstract
During the development of a neural prosthesis, various ethical aspects have to be considered. These range from the basic design of the prosthesis and manufacturing of the various components and the system using biocompatible materials to extensive in vitro and in vivo testing and investigations in the animal model, before taking the final step and going to human trials. As medical systems, neural prostheses have to be proven absolutely safe before considering any clinical study. In this work, the various steps accompanying the development are described taking the example of a vestibular prosthesis currently developed within the European project CLONS.

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