Development of Clinically Relevant Implantable Pressure Sensors: Perspectives and Challenges
AbstractThis review describes different aspects to consider when developing implantable pressure sensor systems. Measurement of pressure is in general highly important in clinical practice and medical research. Due to the small size, light weight and low energy consumption Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology represents new possibilities for monitoring of physiological parameters inside the human body. Development of clinical relevant sensors requires close collaboration between technological experts and medical clinicians. Site of operation, size restrictions, patient safety, and required measurement range and resolution, are only some conditions that must be taken into account. An implantable device has to operate under very hostile conditions. Long-term in vivo pressure measurements are particularly demanding because the pressure sensitive part of the sensor must be in direct or indirect physical contact with the medium for which we want to detect the pressure. New sensor packaging concepts are demanded and must be developed through combined effort between scientists in MEMS technology, material science, and biology. Before launching a new medical device on the market, clinical studies must be performed. Regulatory documents and international standards set the premises for how such studies shall be conducted and reported. View Full-Text
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Clausen, I.; Glott, T. Development of Clinically Relevant Implantable Pressure Sensors: Perspectives and Challenges. Sensors 2014, 14, 17686-17702.
Clausen I, Glott T. Development of Clinically Relevant Implantable Pressure Sensors: Perspectives and Challenges. Sensors. 2014; 14(9):17686-17702.Chicago/Turabian Style
Clausen, Ingelin; Glott, Thomas. 2014. "Development of Clinically Relevant Implantable Pressure Sensors: Perspectives and Challenges." Sensors 14, no. 9: 17686-17702.