[Cyborg] tongue zapping retainer - not so original after all

Mikolaj Habryn dichro at rcpt.to
Tue Apr 7 11:36:13 PDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 12:20 AM, Adam Skory <askory at gmail.com> wrote:
> So, turns out Paul Bach-y-Rita et al's original patent involved just
> that. Some interesting reading, only if you are interested, that is:
> http://kaz.med.wisc.edu/patent_US6430450.pdf

And patent still active, too :(

> Makes me wonder why Wicab, the Wisconsin researcher's off-shoot FDA
> approval-seeking start up appears to have gone with the tongue insert
> on ribbon cable design instead?
> http://wicab.us/technology/
>
> Hm...
>
> Anyone have ideas where to find really little electrodes?

We can just knock up some boards with electrode arrays via
batchpcb.com. Should be $2.50 a throw, assuming a square inch is
adequately large (which it should be), and that we can have them done
with non-toxic solder mask ;)

m.

>
> -Skory
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