Special Issue "Implantable Microsystems"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
Prof. Dr. Kenichi Takahata
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada
Interests: MEMS; micro sesnors and actuators; biomedical microdevices; intelligent implants; wireless microsystems; micro/nanofabrication
Rapid advances in medical technologies are revolutionizing the way we fight disease. Microsystems with embedded sensors and actuators have an enormous potential to play a key role in this trend. This is especially true for implant applications, in which miniaturization is the compelling need. Implantable microsystems, or “smart” micro implants, are emerging to offer a variety of innovative functions to monitor and treat localized lesions inside the body directly and more effectively via their minimally invasive forms. These devices could be implanted with minor surgeries or non-surgical procedures, such as catheterizations and even injections, and wirelessly linked to an external network (e.g., body area network) to enable pinpoint, continuous diagnosis and therapy. Their significant potential also extends to animal applications. For example, such micro implants could uniquely allow probing and/or stimulation of small animal models with virtually no impact on their physiology or mobility, thereby realizing novel ways of in vivo studies using the models.
This Special Issue is aimed to focus onto these exciting and promising technology areas. We invite original research papers, short communications, and review articles in all areas concerning implantable microsystems/MEMS and related enabling technologies, targeted at in vivo applications for human, as well as for animals.
Prof. Dr. Kenichi Takahata
Manuscript Submission Information
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- implantable microsystems/MEMS
- visual and auditory prostheses
- in vivo microactuators
- implantable microfluidics
- local drug delivery
- biofluid manipulation
- neural stimulation and recording
- bioenergy harvesting
- wireless power transfer
- in vivo antennae and RF communication
- biodegradable implants
- implantable designs and micro/nanofabrication
- biocompatible packaging