Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Damon A. Miller
Dr. Bradley J. Bazuin
Dr. Frank L. Severance
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The Neurobiology Engineering Laboratory at Western Michigan University has need of an electrophysiology instrumentation system combining generation of multiple arbitrary stimulation waveforms and recording of action potentials on multiple channels. Electronics for an instrumentation system with the capability of generating four unique stimulation waveforms and recording action potentials on eight channels were developed and implemented on a printed circuit board. Collaboration with fellow graduate student, Mr. Kyle Batzer, who developed firmware and software for the instrumentation system as described in his thesis, was essential for successful realization of the instrumentation system. Knowledge gained and reported by previous students working in the Neurobiology Engineering laboratory also contributed to the development. This system was used to perform a standard electrophysiology experiment on earthworm giant axon action potentials using only instrumentation electronics and software developed by students at Western Michigan University.
Squires, Donovan, "Instrumentation Electronics for an Integrated Electrophysiology Data Acquisition and Stimulation System" (2013). Masters Theses. 447.