Biotelemetry and wireless powering for leadless pacemaker systems

Das, R. and Yoo, H. (2015) Biotelemetry and wireless powering for leadless pacemaker systems. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 25(4), pp. 262-264. (doi: 10.1109/LMWC.2015.2400920)

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In this letter, we address the telemetry and wireless powering problems associated with the recently invented leadless pacemaker. To overcome the telemetry problem, we propose a conformal spiral type Implantable antenna at Medical Implanted Communication Service (MICS) band. In addition, we also apply the recently proposed midfield wireless power transfer (WPT) technique at 1.5 GHz to avoid the bulky energy storage component. We simulate and experimentally measure the performance of the implantable antenna by using porcine heart tissue. Our research shows that, the implantable antenna and wireless power transfer scheme can be implemented in a leadless pacemaker without any significant coupling between them.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2013R1A1A2060266).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Das, Dr Rupam
Authors: Das, R., and Yoo, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN (Online):1531-1309

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