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Trade-offs for wireless transcutaneous rf communication in biotelemetric applications
Author(s): Inke Pitz; Leonard T. Hall; Hedley J. Hansen; Vijay K. Varadan; Chris D. Bertram; Simon Maddocks; Stefan Enderling; David Saint; Said F. Al-Sarawi; Derek Abbott
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Paper Abstract

The application of biotelemetry in the case of a RF controllable microvalve is discussed. Biotelemetry implies the contactless measurement of different electrical and nonelectrical parameters measured on human or animal subjects. A biotelemetry system consists of a transmitter and a receiver with a transmission link in-between. Transmitted information can be a biopotential or a nonelectric value like arterial pressure, respiration, body temperature or pH value. Transducers convert nonelectrical values into electrical signals. Radio frequency (RF) telemetry allows a patient greater mobility. Above all, the application of wireless communication becomes more and more popular in microinvasive surgery. Battery powered implants are most commonly used, but batteries must be changed after a period of time. To avoid this, wireless transcutaneous radio frequency (RF) communication is proposed for the powering and control of medical implants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2002
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4937, Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering, (14 November 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.476427
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Inke Pitz, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Leonard T. Hall, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Hedley J. Hansen, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Vijay K. Varadan, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Chris D. Bertram, Univ. of New South Wales (Australia)
Simon Maddocks, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Stefan Enderling, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
David Saint, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Said F. Al-Sarawi, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Derek Abbott, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4937:
Biomedical Applications of Micro- and Nanoengineering
Dan V. Nicolau, Editor(s)

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