Implantable Sensor Systems For Medical Applications
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- Provides an extensive study of the key technologies, major challenges and the core issues with regards to the development and usage of implantable sensor systems in a variety of medical applications
- Focuses on the basics of implantable systems, including packaging and coatings, materials and material-tissue interfaces,and microassembly
- Evaluates the challenges with regards to implantable systems that includes sterilization and biocompatibility
- Focuses on applications of implantable systems, such as microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for in-vivo applications
Implantable sensor systems offer an excellent potential for superior medical care and a high quality of life resulting in key players investing substantially in this exciting field. Implantable Sensor Systems For Medical Applications provides an extensive overview of the key technologies, major challenges and main issues with regards to the development and use of these devices in a variety of medical applications.
Part one is an overview of the basics of implantable systems, including material-tissue interfaces and materials, packaging and coatings, microassembly, electrode array design and fabrication, and the use of biofuel cells as sustainable power sources. Part two enumerates the challenges faced with implantable systems. Biocompatibility, sterilization considerations and the development of active implantable medical devices in a regulated environment are discussed, along with issues with regards to data protection and patient privacy in medical sensor networks. Applications of implantable systems are then discussed in part three, beginning with microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for in-vivo applications before additional exploration of tripolar interfaces for neural recording, sensors for implantable wireless body area networks, motor neuroprostheses, and retina implants.
With its notable editors and international team of expert contributors, Implantable Sensor Systems For Medical Applications is a detailed guide for all those involved in the design, development and application of these life-changing technologies.