Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857096281
  • ISBN-13: 9780857096289
  • DDC: 610.284
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 544 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Implantable sensor systems offer great potential for enhanced medical care and improved quality of life, leading to major investment in this field. Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications offers a wide-ranging overview of the core technologies, key challenges, and main issues in the development and use of these devices in a range of medical applications. Part One reviews the fundamentals of implantable systems, including materials and material-tissue interfaces, packaging and coatings, microassembly, electrode array design and fabrication, and use of biofuel cells as sustainable power sources. Part Two considers the challenges associated with implantable systems. Biocompatibility, sterilization considerations, and the development of active implantable medical devices in a regulated environment are discussed, as are issues around data protection and patient privacy in medical sensor networks. Applications of implantable systems are discussed in Part Three, beginning with Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for in vivo applications before further exploration of tripolar interfaces for neural recording, sensors for motor neuroprostheses, implantable wireless body area networks, and retina implants. Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications is a comprehensive guide for those involved in the design, development, and application of these life-changing technologies.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials.
1: Fundamentals of Implantable Systems.
2: Materials for Implantable Systems.
3: Material–Tissue Interfaces in Implantable Systems.
4: Packaging and Coating Materials for Implantable Devices.
5: Microassembly and Micropackaging of Implantable Systems.
6: Electrode Array Design and Fabrication for Implantable Systems.
7: Biofuel Cells as Sustainable Power Sources for Implantable Systems.
8: Challenges of Implantable Systems.
9: Biocompatibility of Implantable Systems.
10: Sterilisation Considerations for Implantable Sensor Systems.
11: Protection of Data Confidentiality and Patient Privacy in Medical Sensor Networks.
12: Developing Active Implantable Medical Devices in a Regulated Environment.
13: Applications of Implantable Systems.
14: Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) for in Vivo Applications.
15: Tripolar Interfaces for Neural Recording.
16: Sensors for Motor Neuroprostheses.
17: Implantable Wireless Body Area Networks.
18: Retina Implants.