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High-efficiency wireless power delivery for medical implants using hybrid coils.

Authors
  • Artan, N Sertac
  • Patel, Ramesh C
  • Ning, Chengzhi
  • Chao, H Jonathan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Volume
2012
Pages
1683–1686
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346271
PMID: 23366232
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

With the exciting developments in the implant technology allowing sophisticated signal processing, stimulation, and drug delivery capabilities, there is new hope for many patients of epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and stroke to improve their quality of life. Such implants require high power to deliver the promised rich functionality. Yet, delivering high power to implants without damaging the tissue due to heating while keeping the implant footprint small is a challenge. In this paper, we propose a hybrid multi-layer coil as the secondary coil to provide a power and space-efficient solution. The proposed coils can deliver power to an implant for long durations without increasing the skin temperature over 1C.

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