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An implantable remote-powered optoelectronic MEMS device for in vivo spectral analysis and biochemical tests
Author(s): Dan Valeriu Nicolau; Peter Livingston; David Jahshan; Rob Evans
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Paper Abstract

The non-invasive or minimally invasive real-time spectral analysis of tissue and biological fluids in vivo would be of great assistance for diagnosis and monitoring of a wide range of diseases. We propose here a novel microdevice capable of determining the reflectance spectrum of a sample using a set of micrometer-sized light emitting diodes and a patch of photosensitive material. The purported device would be wireless and remote-powered via RF magnetic fields and due to its dimensions would be suitable as a long-term implant, for example for monitoring glucose levels in diabetics. We present a design for this device, discuss its limitations and suggest some applications, including its use for in vivo biochemical assays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5275, BioMEMS and Nanotechnology, (29 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.541139
Show Author Affiliations
Dan Valeriu Nicolau, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Peter Livingston, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
David Jahshan, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)
Rob Evans, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5275:
BioMEMS and Nanotechnology
Dan V. Nicolau; Uwe R. Muller; John M. Dell, Editor(s)

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