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A very small electrode array is disclosed, having numerous, small, sharp, conductive protuberances (needles) which penetrate nerves, organs, muscle or other body part for sensing the electrical activity therein or to provide electrical stimulation. The protuberances are carried on a base and there is included electrical conductors connecting the protuberances to terminals, such as bonding pads, for connection to other electrical circuits. Thus, a method of connecting to living tissue is disclosed. Also, a method of manufacture of an electrode array and associated circuitry is disclosed.

Title
Method of making an electrode array
Application Number
6/875334
Publication Number
4837049
Application Date
June 17, 1986
Publication Date
June 6, 1989
Inventor
David I Whitmoyer
Los Angeles
CA, US
Joseph H Schulman
Granada Hills
CA, US
Charles L Byers
Granada Hills
CA, US
Assignee
Alfred E Mann Foundation for Scientific Research
CA, US
IPC
B05D 5/12
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