Power Approaches for Implantable Medical Devices
AbstractImplantable medical devices have been implemented to provide treatment and to assess in vivo physiological information in humans as well as animal models for medical diagnosis and prognosis, therapeutic applications and biological science studies. The advances of micro/nanotechnology dovetailed with novel biomaterials have further enhanced biocompatibility, sensitivity, longevity and reliability in newly-emerged low-cost and compact devices. Close-loop systems with both sensing and treatment functions have also been developed to provide point-of-care and personalized medicine. Nevertheless, one of the remaining challenges is whether power can be supplied sufficiently and continuously for the operation of the entire system. This issue is becoming more and more critical to the increasing need of power for wireless communication in implanted devices towards the future healthcare infrastructure, namely mobile health (m-Health). In this review paper, methodologies to transfer and harvest energy in implantable medical devices are introduced and discussed to highlight the uses and significances of various potential power sources. View Full-Text
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Amar, A.B.; Kouki, A.B.; Cao, H. Power Approaches for Implantable Medical Devices. Sensors 2015, 15, 28889-28914.
Amar AB, Kouki AB, Cao H. Power Approaches for Implantable Medical Devices. Sensors. 2015; 15(11):28889-28914.Chicago/Turabian Style
Amar, Achraf B.; Kouki, Ammar B.; Cao, Hung. 2015. "Power Approaches for Implantable Medical Devices." Sensors 15, no. 11: 28889-28914.