Between Telemetry: Communication Between Implanted Devices and the External World

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There have been many important technological achievements in microtechnologies and microsystems in the past fifteen years. These have lead to the design of small, reliable and low-power-consuming biomedical devices that can be implanted inside a patient‟s body by means of a surgical operation. Contrary to traditional, external medical devices, these implanted devices can sense data from inside the human body in real-time, offering a unique opportunity for early diagnosis and treatment of diseases. In the most complicated scenario, implanted devices communicate with the external world in terms of both powering and telemetry. Powering is the delivering of energy to the implant from the external world in order to make it work. Telemetry includes data transmission from the implanted device to an external one, and vice versa. Depending on the design, several values of implant dimensions, delivered power, data transmission and error rates can be achieved.

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telemetry, powering, biomedical devices, microtechnology

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Kiourti, A., (2010) “Between Telemetry: Communication Between Implanted Devices and the External World”, Opticon1826 8.

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Asimina Kiourti (UCL)

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