|Analysis and Design of Whole-Head Magnetic Brain Stimulators: A Simulation Study
Chany Lee, Chang-Hwan Im*, and Hyun-Kyo Jung
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 5, no. 3, pp.337-342, 2007
Abstract : This paper proposes a helmet-type whole-head brain stimulator system considering a realistic head geometry. For more accurate design and computer simulations, a realistic volume conductor model was adopted and the current evoked on human cerebral cortex was analyzed using the boundary element method (BEM). To obtain a more focalized evoked current around the target points, various coil configurations were tested and an average targeting error of about 10 mm was obtained.
Keyword : Boundary element method (BEM), inverse problem, realistic volume conductor, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).