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Implantable Sensor Systems for Medical Applications

Implantable sensor systems offer great potential for enhanced medical care and improved quality of life, consequently leading to major investment in this exciting field. Implantable sensor systems for medical applications provides a wide-ranging overview of the core technologies, key challenges and main issues related to the development and use of these devices in a diverse 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 the use of biofuel cells as sustainable power sources. Part two goes on to consider the challenges associated with implantable systems. Biocompatibility, sterilization considerations and the development of active implantable medical devices in a regulated environment are discussed, along with issues regarding 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 further exploration of tripolar interfaces for neural recording, sensors for motor neuroprostheses, implantable wireless body area networks and retina implants.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Implantable sensor systems for medical applications is a comprehensive guide for all those involved in the design, development and application of these life-changing technologies.

Technology providers, device manufacturers and clinical manufacturers

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-987-1


  • The book really illustrates the complexity when it comes to biosensor development and implantation, which will encourage a lot of researchers to broaden their perspective beyond their own research area., Drs. Elke Van De Walle, Ghent University, Belgium. Biomaterials Network


  • Part 1 Fundamentals of implantable systems: Materials for implantable systems; Material-tissue interfaces in implantable systems; Packaging and coating materials for implantable systems; Microassembly and micropackaging of implantable systems; Electrode array design and fabrication for implantable systems; Biofuel cells as sustainable power sources for implantable systems. Part 2 Challenges of implantable systems: Biocompatibility of implantable systems; Sterilisation considerations for implantable sensor systems; Protection of data confidentiality and patient privacy in medical sensor networks; Developing active implantable medical devices in a regulated environment. Part 3 Applications of implantable systems: Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for in-vivo applications; Tripolar interfaces for neural recording; Sensors for motor neuroprostheses; Implantable wireless body area networks; Retina implants.


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