Animal studies are often used to test the feasibility and effectiveness of neuroscience research ideas. Optogenetics is a state-of-the-art technique that allows researchers to control brain activity with light. Current methods are limited as they use tethered setups with the animal in a fixed position, resulting in stress and reduced animal welfare. Hence, an untethered setup is highly desirable.

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Keywords Brain Stimulation, Optogenetics, Optrodes, Resonant Inductive Coupling, Wireless Power Transfer, μLEDs
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Conference 8th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER 2017
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Nassirinia, F. (Farnaz), Straver, W. (Wil), Hoebeek, F.E, & Serdijn, W. (2017). Wireless power transfer and optogenetic stimulation of freely moving rodents. In International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, NER (pp. 456–460). doi:10.1109/NER.2017.8008388