Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation and Energy Optimization of Cardiac Pacemakers

Barker, Chris ;   Kwiatkowska, Marta ;   Mereacre, Alexandru ;   Paoletti, Nicola ;   Patane', Andrea

Tags Design and developmentHeart and circulatory support devicesSimulation, learning and training

Implantable cardiac pacemakers are medical devices that can monitor and correct abnormal heart rhythms. To provide the necessary safety...

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Intersubject Assessment of Implantable Antenna Performance for Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Psathas, Konstantinos ;   Karathanasis, Konstantinos ;   Nikita, Konstantina

Tags Physiological monitoring devicesWireless telemetric systems

This work focuses on the assessment of an implantable antenna performance designed for Intracranial Pressure (ICP) monitoring applications. A...

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Motion Compensation in a Tomographic Ultrasound Imaging System: Toward Volumetric Scans of a Limb for Prosthetic Socket Design

Ranger, Bryan ;   Feigin, Micha ;   Pestrov, Nikita ;   Zhang, Xiang ;   Lempitsky, Victor ;   Herr, Hugh ;   Anthony, Brian W.

Tags Prosthetic limbs, devices, and related appliances and aidesClinical engineeringDesign and development

Current methods of prosthetic socket fabrication remain subjective and ineffective at creating an interface to the human body that is both...

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Transthoracic Ventricular Fibrillation Charge Thresholds

Panescu, Dorin ;   Kroll, Mark ;   Andrews, Chris ;   Pratt, Hugh

Tags Cardiovascular assessment and diagnostic technologiesMuscle stimulationSafety

Introduction: Standards, including IEC 60479-1 and -2, provide current-based ventricular fibrillation thresholds (VFT) for stimuli durations...

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Vestibular Implants: Hope for Improving the Quality of Life of Patients with Bilateral Vestibular Loss

Guinand, Nils ;   van de Berg, Raymond ;   Ranieri, Maurizio ;   Cavuscens, Samuel ;   DiGiovanna, Jack ;   Nguyen, Thuy Anh Khoa ;   Micera, Silvestro ;   Stokroos, Robert ;   Kingma, Herman ;   Guyot, Jean-Philippe ;   Pérez-Fornos, Angelica

Tags Artificial organs (incl heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, retina)Cochlear implantNeural stimulation (incl deep brain stimulation)

The vestibular system plays an essential role in crucial tasks such as postural control, gaze stabilization, and spatial orientation. Currently,...

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Wrong Detection of Ventricular Fibrillation in an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Caused by the Movement Near the MRI Scanner Bore

Mattei, Eugenio ;   Censi, Federica ;   Triventi, Michele ;   Mancini, Matteo ;   Napolitano, Antonio ;   Genovese, Elisabetta ;   Cannatà, Vittorio ;   Falsaperla, Rosaria ;   Calcagnini, Giovanni

Tags MRI-compatible instrumentation and device managementSafetyHeart and circulatory support devices

The static magnetic field generated by MRI systems is highly non-homogenous and rapidly decreases when moving away from the bore of the...

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