Implantable devices: issues and challenges
Bazaka, Kateryna & Jacob, Mohan V. (2013) Implantable devices: issues and challenges. Electronics, 2(1), pp. 1-34.
Ageing population and a multitude of neurological and cardiovascular illnesses that cannot be mitigated by medication alone have resulted in a significant growth in the number of patients that require implantable electronic devices. These range from sensors, gastric and cardiac pacemakers, cardioverter defibrillators, to deep brain, nerve, and bone stimulators. Long-term implants present specific engineering challenges, including low energy consumption and stable performance. Resorbable electronics may offer excellent short-term performance without the need for surgical removal. However, most electronic materials have poor bio- and cytocompatibility, resulting in immune reactions and infections. This paper reviews the current situation and highlights challenges for future advancements.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||implantable electronic device, bioresorbable electronics, radio-frequency (RF) wireless powering, encapsulation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MATERIALS ENGINEERING (091200)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.|
|Copyright Statement:||This article is an open access article
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|Deposited On:||20 Jan 2016 03:26|
|Last Modified:||21 Jan 2016 03:55|
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