Power Issues in Biomedical Telemetry Book Chapter

Tentzeris, MM, Vyas, R, Wei, W et al. (2014). Power Issues in Biomedical Telemetry . 108-130. 10.1002/9781118893715.ch5

cited authors

  • Tentzeris, MM; Vyas, R; Wei, W; Kawahara, Y; Yang, L; Georgakopoulos, S; Lakafosis, V; Kim, S; Lee, H; Le, T; Mukala, S; Traille, A


  • While the energy-harvesting devices do not have the energy density of batteries, their potentially endless supply coupled with smart embedded control of the application-specific operating duty cycle do make them useful for a number of biomedical applications. This chapter presents an advanced human-step-powered energy-harvesting mechanism to power a commercial wireless transmitter that can be used for motion-powered radio frequency identification (RFID)-based patient tracking applications. Near-field magnetic coupling has been in use to noninvasively charge up implanted pacemakers. The chapter describes a new conformal SCMR method, that is, CSCMR that achieves high efficiency and minimizes the volume of wireless powering systems. High efficiency enables CSCMR to deliver a significant amount of power to IMDs without excessive transmitter power. The chapter presents a number of batteryless ways to power biomedical sensors.

publication date

  • August 25, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

start page

  • 108

end page

  • 130