Building and testing an electrical stimulator


Supervisors: Dr. Anne Vanhoest and Nathaniel Dahan

Student: Tolulope J Mohammed

A stimulator to test electrical stimulation protocols is to be built
and tested. The stimulator produces a controlled current-waveform for
tripolar stimulation, where the current ratio between the 2 anodes can
be adjusted. The student will populate the PCBs and test them
electronically before preparing a box and building the stimulator. If
this is successful, there will be an opportunity to perform some
electrical stimulation experiments. The student is expected to solder
the components and machine the enclosure. He or she must have some
manual skills, an ability to work with drills and other basic workshop
tools. No preliminary electronic knowledge is required, but the student
should be keen to learn the basics of this subject.