Design and fabrication of an implantable three-axis accelerometer for post-surgery monitoring of heart wall motion

Craig Lowrie, M. P Y Desmulliez, Lars Hoff, Ole Jakob Elle, Erik Fosse

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Abstract

The design and fabrication of mininiaturized three-axis accelerometers to be used in the measurement of heart wall motion are presented in this paper. Results from animal studies carried out by the group have already demonstrated the usefulness of large commercial accelerometers for this medical application. The advanced sensors proposed here consist of full wafer thickness masses supported by thin cantilever beams. Piezoresistors, which are implanted into the surface of the thin beams, are used to measure any acceleration that the masses undergo. ©2008 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference, ESTC
Pages435-440
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference - Greenwich, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sep 20084 Sep 2008

Conference

Conference2008 2nd Electronics Systemintegration Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleESTC
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGreenwich
Period1/09/084/09/08

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