EU Project

ACTION = ACTive Implant for Optoacoustic Natural sound enhancement

Optoacoustic Compound Action Potential Measured

To our knowledge, for the first time an oaCAP was generated by a light source fully inserted into the unmodified cochlea. Previously, CAPS in the cochlea could only be achieved with external light sources connected to a fibre optic light guide or with optogenetically modified cells.

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ACTION is a collaborative research project of seven partners. The project is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union and it runs under the Project ID 611230 within the funding scheme "Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP)". It is part of the work programme topic: Objective ICT-2013.3.3 3.3 Heterogeneous Integration and take-up of Key Enabling Technologies for Components and Systems.

The project started on 1 October 2013 and runs for 36 months until September 2016.

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