Architecture and Low Power Management of a Deep-tissue Medical Implant System Powered by Human Body Energy Harvesting

Elisabeth Benke, Adrian Fehrle, Johannes Ollech, Simon Schrampfer, Jörg Franke

Abstract

Active mechatronic implants applied to provide therapy of insufficient bodily functions and acquisition of biomedical data are an emerging field in the context of Medicine 4.0. Wireless data transmission between the implant and out-body devices enables patients and health care professionals to access physiological data as well as take technical control and also allows for home monitoring solutions. Due to the limitations associated with primary batteries or conventional wireless power transferring methods in deep-tissue layers, human body energy harvesting is a promising alternative or complement for power supply. A high efficient power management in order to reduce the implanted device’s energy consumption is not only requested to effectively use the limited amounts of energy harvested but also contributes to extend implantation times and thus avoid invasive surgical procedures. This paper presents solution approaches for both software- and hardware-based low power management and storage options for active deep-tissue implants using hybrid energy storage systems and considering miniaturisation requirements of devices powered by energy harvesting.

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Benke E., Fehrle A., Ollech J., Schrampfer S. and Franke J. (2020). Architecture and Low Power Management of a Deep-tissue Medical Implant System Powered by Human Body Energy Harvesting.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 227-234. DOI: 10.5220/0009107302270234


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biodevices20,
author={Elisabeth Benke and Adrian Fehrle and Johannes Ollech and Simon Schrampfer and Jörg Franke},
title={Architecture and Low Power Management of a Deep-tissue Medical Implant System Powered by Human Body Energy Harvesting},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2020},
pages={227-234},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009107302270234},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Architecture and Low Power Management of a Deep-tissue Medical Implant System Powered by Human Body Energy Harvesting
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Benke E.
AU - Fehrle A.
AU - Ollech J.
AU - Schrampfer S.
AU - Franke J.
PY - 2020
SP - 227
EP - 234
DO - 10.5220/0009107302270234