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AbstractImplantable devices such as cardiac pacemakers, drug-delivery systems, and defibrillators have had a tremendous impact on the quality of live for many disabled people. To date, many devices have been developed for implantation into various parts of the human body. In this paper, we focus on devices implanted in the head. In particular, we describe the technologies necessary to create implantable microimagers. Design, fabrication, and implementation issues are discussed vis-à-vis two examples of implantable microimagers; the retinal prosthesis and in vivo neuro-microimager. Testing of these devices in animals verify the use of the microimagers in the implanted state. We believe that further advancement of these devices will lead to the development of a new method for medical and scientific applications.
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Ng, D.C.; Tokuda, T.; Shiosaka, S.; Tano, Y.; Ohta, J. Implantable Microimagers. Sensors 2008, 8, 3183-3204.View more citation formats
Ng DC, Tokuda T, Shiosaka S, Tano Y, Ohta J. Implantable Microimagers. Sensors. 2008; 8(5):3183-3204.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ng, David C.; Tokuda, Takashi; Shiosaka, Sadao; Tano, Yasuo; Ohta, Jun. 2008. "Implantable Microimagers." Sensors 8, no. 5: 3183-3204.Find Other Styles