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New Sensor Based on Human Organ Is No Tin Ear

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This illustration compares the artificial cochlea to its mammalian counterpart.

This illustration compares the artificial cochlea to the mammalian organ that inspired Karl Grosh and Robert White to create their new sensor technology.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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University of Michigan engineer Karl Grosh explains the mechanical cochlea.

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University of Michigan engineer and NSF CAREER awardee Karl Grosh explains the mechanical cochlea that he co-developed with NSF student-fellow Robert White.

Credit: Dena Headlee, National Science Foundation

 

This illustration shows how soundwaves interact with the human cochlea.

This illustration shows how soundwaves interact with the human cochlea to produce the sense of hearing.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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Detailed image of an earlier artificial cochlea developed by the University of Michigan researchers.

Detailed image of an earlier artificial cochlea developed by the University of Michigan researchers.

Credit: Karl Grosh, University of Michigan


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