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Microscale Medical Sensors Inserted Under Skin Powered Wirelessly by External Handheld Receiver, A*STAR Insitute for Microelectronics Study


3/28/2013 8:00:42 AM

Implantable electronic devices potentially offer a rapid and accurate way for doctors to monitor patients with particular medical conditions. Yet powering such devices remains a fundamental challenge: batteries are bulky and eventually need recharging or replacing. Jia Hao Cheong at the A*STAR Institute for Microelectronics, Singapore, and his co-workers are developing an alternative approach that eliminates the need for a battery. Their miniature devices are based on wireless power-transfer technology.

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