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PhySense seminar (Friday, June 20th) : Mario Ceresa will talk about patient-specific electrical simulation of cochlear implants for surgical planning and optimization of stimulation patterns

In this work he presents a method for electrical simulation of cochlear implants that can be used for patient-specific planning of the surgical implantation and determination of stimulation patterns. The model combines high-resolution microCT and clinical CT data to create a detailed and personalized simulation of the electrical properties of the cochlea. 

Using this model, we can predict voltage spread after electrode implantation. As higher spreads correlate with inter-electrode interference and noisy hearing, we can use the results of this model to detect which configurations of electrode placement are to avoid during surgery.