Powering Biomedical Devices

From exoskeletons to neural implants, biomedical devices are no less than life-changing. Compact and constant power sources are necessary to keep these devices running efficiently. Edwar Romero's Powering Biomedical Devices reviews the background, current technologies, and possible future developments of these power sources, examining not only the types of biomedical power sources available (macro, mini, MEMS, and nano), but also what they power (such as prostheses, insulin pumps, and muscular and neural stimulators), and how they work (covering batteries, biofluids, kinetic and thermal energy, and telemetry).

The book also looks at challenges such as energy generation efficiency, energy density, rectification, and energy storage and management. A final section on future trends rounds out the book. By briefly examining these key aspects, this book gives its readers a valuable overview of biomedical devices' power sources.

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Powering Biomedical Devices’ intended audience includes biomedical device designers and researchers, biomedical engineering students, and engineers in related areas (e.g., power or thermal engineering) who can apply their principles to biomedical engineering.


Book information

  • Published: April 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-407783-6

Table of Contents

  1. Power Sources (Where We Stand)

  2. Enabling Technologies (How They Work)

  3. Generators (What Has Been Developed)

  4. Power Consumption and Applications (What Can Be Powered)

  5. Future (Discussion of Future Trends)