A Novel Transdermal Power Transfer Device for the Application of Implantable Microsystems
AbstractThis paper presents a transdermal power transfer device for the application of implantable devices or systems. The device mainly consists of plug and socket. The power transfer process can be started after inserting the plug into the socket with an applied potential on the plug. In order to improve the maneuverability and reliability of device during power transfer process, the metal net with mesh structure were added as a part of the socket to serve as intermediate electrical connection layer. The socket was encapsulated by polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) with good biocompatibility and flexibility. Two stainless steel hollow needles placed in the same plane acted as the insertion part of the needle plug, and Parylene C thin films were deposited on needles to serve as insulation layers. At last, the properties of the transdermal power transfer device were tested. The average contact resistance between needle and metal mesh was 0.454 Ω after 50 random insertions, which showed good electrical connection. After NiMH (nickel-metal hydride) batteries were recharged for 10 min with current up to 200 mA, the caused resistive heat was less than 0.6 °C, which also demonstrated the low charging temperature and was suitable for charging implantable devices. View Full-Text
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Liu, J.-Q.; Rui, Y.-F.; Kang, X.-Y.; Yang, B.; Chen, X.; Yang, C.-S. A Novel Transdermal Power Transfer Device for the Application of Implantable Microsystems. Micromachines 2015, 6, 396-408.
Liu J-Q, Rui Y-F, Kang X-Y, Yang B, Chen X, Yang C-S. A Novel Transdermal Power Transfer Device for the Application of Implantable Microsystems. Micromachines. 2015; 6(3):396-408.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Jing-Quan; Rui, Yue-Feng; Kang, Xiao-Yang; Yang, Bin; Chen, Xiang; Yang, Chun-Sheng. 2015. "A Novel Transdermal Power Transfer Device for the Application of Implantable Microsystems." Micromachines 6, no. 3: 396-408.