4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"

Research Article

Evaluation of Miniature Implantable Antenna and Telemetry Link for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257505,
        author={Konstantinos Psathas and Konstantina Nikita},
        title={Evaluation of Miniature Implantable Antenna and Telemetry Link for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring},
        proceedings={4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies"},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIHEALTH},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={bioheat equation implantable antenna intracranial pressure monitoring medical device radiocommunications (medradio) services telemetry temperature elevation transmission coefficient},
        doi={10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257505}
    }
    
  • Konstantinos Psathas
    Konstantina Nikita
    Year: 2014
    Evaluation of Miniature Implantable Antenna and Telemetry Link for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
    MOBIHEALTH
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.mobihealth.2014.257505
Konstantinos Psathas1,*, Konstantina Nikita1
  • 1: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
*Contact email: kpsathas@biosim.ntua.gr

Abstract

Next generation (next-gen) Implantable Medical Devices (IMDs) attract significant scientific interest for early diagnosis, continuous monitoring and treatment. Wireless Intra-cranial Pressure (ICP) monitoring devices have been proposed for sub-dural and epidural implantation. The proposed devices overcome several limitations of existing wired techniques, providing great benefits for next-gen wireless ICP devices. In this work, we evaluate the telemetry link performance between a miniature biocompatible implantable antenna and an exterior dipole in MedRadio band. Moreover, we numerically assess the safety performance of the proposed antenna in terms of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) and temperature increase in the surrounding head tissues.