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FLAMENCO SIGNED

A Fully-Implantable MEMS-Based Autonomous Cochlear Implant

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Project "FLAMENCO" data sheet

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Coordinator
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY 

Organization address
address: DUMLUPINAR BULVARI 1
city: ANKARA
postcode: 6800
website: http://www.metu.edu.tr

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 Coordinator Country Turkey [TR]
 Project website http://www.flamenco.metu.edu.tr
 Total cost 1˙993˙750 €
 EC max contribution 1˙993˙750 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-07-01   to  2021-06-30

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1    MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY TR (ANKARA) coordinator 1˙993˙750.00

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 Project objective

Sensorineural impairment, representing the majority of the profound deafness, can be restored using cochlear implants (CIs), which electrically stimulates the auditory nerve to repair hearing in people with severe-to-profound hearing loss. A conventional CI consists of an external microphone, a sound processor, a battery, an RF transceiver pair, and a cochlear electrode. The major drawback of conventional CIs is that, they replace the entire natural hearing mechanism with electronic hearing, even though most parts of the middle ear are operational. Also, the power hungry units such as microphone and RF transceiver cause limitations in continuous access to sound due to battery problems. Besides, damage risk of external components especially if exposed to water and aesthetic concerns are other critical problems. Limited volume of the middle ear is the main obstacle for developing fully implantable CIs. FLAMENCO proposes a fully implantable, autonomous, and low-power CI, exploiting the functional parts of the middle ear and mimicking the hair cells via a set of piezoelectric cantilevers to cover the daily acoustic band. FLAMENCO has a groundbreaking nature as it revolutionizes the operation principle of CIs. The implant has five main units: i) piezoelectric transducers for sound detection and energy harvesting, ii) electronics for signal processing and battery charging, iii) an RF coil for tuning the electronics to allow customization, iv) rechargeable battery, and v) cochlear electrode for neural stimulation. The utilization of internal energy harvesting together with the elimination of continuous RF transmission, microphone, and front-end filters makes this system a perfect candidate for next generation autonomous CIs. In this project, a multi-frequency self-powered implant for in vivo operation will be implemented, and the feasibility will be proven through animal tests.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Bedirhan İlik, Aziz Koyuncuoğlu, Hasan Uluşan, Salar Chamanian, Dilek Işık, Özlem Şardan-Sukas, Haluk Külah
Thin Film PZT Acoustic Sensor for Fully Implantable Cochlear Implants
published pages: 366, ISSN: 2504-3900, DOI: 10.3390/proceedings1040366
Proceedings 1/4 2019-06-18
2018 Bedirhan İlik, Aziz Koyuncuoğlu, Özlem Şardan-Sukas, Haluk Külah
Thin film piezoelectric acoustic transducer for fully implantable cochlear implants
published pages: 38-46, ISSN: 0924-4247, DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2018.07.020
Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 280 2019-06-18
2018 Salar Chamanian, Hasan Ulusan, Aziz Koyuncuoglu, Ali Muhtaroglu, Haluk Kulah
An Adaptable Interface Circuit with Multi-Stage Energy Extraction for Low Power Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting MEMS
published pages: 1-1, ISSN: 0885-8993, DOI: 10.1109/tpel.2018.2841510
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 34/3 2019-06-18
2018 parinaz ashrafi; dilek isik Akcakaya; haluk kulah
A SYNTHETIC TYMPANIC MEMBRANE FOR MIDDLE EAR ACOUSTIC SENSOR TESTS OF A FULLY IMPLANTABLE COCHLEAR PROSTHESIS
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.2583960
8th International Conference on Middle Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology 2019-04-18
2018 Bedirhan Ä°lik
MEMS THIN FILM PIEZOELECTRIC ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER FOR COCHLEAR IMPLANT APPLICATIONS
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.13140/rg.2.2.21141.58086
2019-03-11
2018 Salar Chamanian
Design and Implementation of an Interface Circuit for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters
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2019-03-20
2018 Hasan UluÅŸan
ULTRA-LOW POWER INTERFACE ELECTRONICS DESIGN FOR FULLY IMPLANTABLE COCHLEAR IMPLANTS
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2019-03-11

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