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Type: Conference paper
Title: Trade-offs for wireless transcutaneous RF communication in biotelemetric applications
Author: Pitz, I.
Hall, L.
Hansen, H.
Varadan, V.
Bertram, C.
Maddocks, S.
Enderling, S.
Saint, D.
Al-Sarawi, S.
Abbott, D.
Citation: Biomedical applications of micro- and nanotechnology : 16-18 December 2002, Melbourne, Australia / Dan V. Nicolau, Abraham P. Lee (eds.), pp. 307-318
Publisher: SPIE
Publisher Place: CDROM
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; 4937
ISBN: 0-8194-4732-3
ISSN: 0277-786X
Conference Name: International Symposium on Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems (2002 : Melbourne, Australia)
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Inke Pitz, Leonard T. Hall, Hedley J. Hansen, Vijay K. Varadan, Chris D. Bertram, Simon Maddocks, Stefan Enderling, David Saint, Said F. Al-Sarawi, and Derek Abbott
Abstract: The application of biotelemetry in the case of a RF controllable microvalve is discussed. Biotelemetry implies the contactless measurement of different electrical and nonelectrical parameters measured on human or animal subjects. A biotelemetry system consists of a transmitter and a receiver with a transmission link in-between. Transmitted information can be a biopotential or a nonelectric value like arterial pressure, respiration, body temperature or pH value. Transducers convert nonelectrical values into electrical signals. Radio frequency (RF) telemetry allows a patient greater mobility. Above all, the application of wireless communication becomes more and more popular in microinvasive surgery. Battery powered implants are most commonly used, but batteries must be changed after a period of time. To avoid this, wireless transcutaneous radio frequency (RF) communication is proposed for the powering and control of medical implants.
Rights: © 2003 Copyright SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
RMID: 0020022539
DOI: 10.1117/12.476427
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