A Wireless Power Transfer Based Implantable ECG Monitoring Device

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Author(s)

  • Junho Kim
  • Hyeok Kim
  • Dongwook Kim
  • Hun Jun Park
  • Seungyoung Ahn
  • Sung Min Park

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberen13040905
Journal / PublicationEnergies
Volume13
Issue number4
Online published18 Feb 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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Abstract

Implantable medical devices (IMDs) enable patients to monitor their health anytime and receive treatment anywhere. However, due to the limited capacity of a battery, their functionalities are restricted, and the devices may not achieve their intended potential fully. The most promising way to solve this limited capacity problem is wireless power transfer (WPT) technology. In this study, a WPT based implantable electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring device that continuously records ECG data has been proposed, and its effectiveness is verified through an animal experiment using a rat model. Our proposed device is designed to be of size 24 × 27 × 8 mm, and it is small enough to be implanted in the rat. The device transmits data continuously using a low power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication technology. To charge the battery wirelessly, transmitting (Tx) and receiving (Rx) antennas were designed and fabricated. The animal experiment results clearly showed that our WPT system enables the device to monitor the ECG of a heart in various conditions continuously, while transmitting all ECG data in real-time.

Research Area(s)

  • ECG monitoring device, Implantable medical device, Wireless power transfer (WPT)

Citation Format(s)

A Wireless Power Transfer Based Implantable ECG Monitoring Device. / Kim, Junho; Kim, Hyeok; Kim, Dongwook; Park, Hun Jun; Ban, Kiwon; Ahn, Seungyoung; Park, Sung Min.

In: Energies, Vol. 13, No. 4, en13040905, 02.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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