[BISTIMO 03] Feasibility study, design and development of a swallowable stimulator | BEAMS

[BISTIMO 03] Feasibility study, design and development of a swallowable stimulator

Project information
Project type: 
Master thesis
Academic year: 
2013-2014
Status: 
Attributed
Research unit: 
Embedded electronics
Research unit: 
Micro-Bio-Mechatronics
BEAMS supervisors
Manager
Academic co-promoter
External supervisors
Antoine Nonclercq
Academic promoter
Anne Vanhoestenberghe
Councillor
Student(s)
Livia Keseman

 

[WIRELESS POWER SUPPLY] : Feasibility study, design and development of a swallowable stimulator

Supervision : The student will be based at ULB, supervised by Antoine Nonclercq et Laurent Lonys, and work in close collaboration with Anne Vanhoest from the Implanted Devices Group of University College London.

Context : Could you build a stimulator that a patient could swallow?  Stimulation systems can be considerably miniaturised, but what of the power supply?

Travail : The aim of this project is to evaluate the possibilities to miniaturise the charging circuit of a rechargeable battery.  The charging circuit will be powered by induction.  The implant would then be charged prior to being swallowed by the patient, and it would discharge progressively, working for a limited period within the body. 

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