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Backscattering-based wireless communication and power transfer to small biomedical implants
Author(s): Leena Ukkonen; Lauri Sydänheimo; Shubin Ma; Toni Björninen
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Paper Abstract

In this paper and presentation, we will focus on different aspects of backscattering-based wireless communication and power transfer to small biomedical implants. We will present three different antenna topologies for data and power transfer through tissue, in vitro and in vivo studies on implantable intracranial pressure (ICP) sensors and give insight and analysis on wireless link reliability in tissue environment. We will also present radio frequency identification (RFID) -based implant platform and communication method. Moreover, we will focus on differences and challenges of in vivo environment compared to laboratory phantoms and tissue models. In our studies, different types of implantable antennas have been tested to investigate reliability, accuracy and sensitivity of the brain implants: a hybrid near field-far field system with a piezoresistive sensor for ICP monitoring [2], [4], a UHF band spilt-ring resonator system [3] and LC tank based miniature implantable antenna [5]. This paper will present these implant antennas and wireless power transfer in tissue environment present in human head.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11235, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XVIII, 112350A (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2552183
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Leena Ukkonen, Tampere Univ. (Finland)
Lauri Sydänheimo, Tampere Univ. (Finland)
Shubin Ma, Tampere Univ. (Finland)
Toni Björninen, Tampere Univ. (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11235:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XVIII
Bonnie L. Gray; Holger Becker, Editor(s)

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