In neurostimulation, wireless power transfer is an efficient technology to overcome several limitations affecting medical devices currently used in clinical practice. Several methods were developed over the years for wireless power transfer. In this review article, we report and discuss the three most relevant methodologies for extremely miniaturised implantable neurostimulator: ultrasound coupling, inductive coupling and capacitive coupling. For each powering method, the discussion starts describing the physical working principle. In particular, we focus on the challenges given by the miniaturisation of the implanted integrated circuits and the related ad-hoc solutions for wireless power transfer. Then, we present recent developments and progresses in wireless power transfer for biomedical applications. Last, we compare each technique based on key performance indicators to highlight the most relevant and innovative solutions suitable for neurostimulation, with the gaze turned towards miniaturisation.
Miniaturised Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Neurostimulation: A Review / Barbruni, G. L.; Motto Ros, P.; Demarchi, D.; Carrara, S.; Ghezzi, D.. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS. - ISSN 1932-4545. - 14:6(2020), pp. 1160-1177. [10.1109/TBCAS.2020.3038599]
|Titolo:||Miniaturised Wireless Power Transfer Systems for Neurostimulation: A Review|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TBCAS.2020.3038599|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|