Prolonged energy harvesting for ingestible devices
Kong, Yong Lin
Chandrakasan, Anantha P.
Traverso, GiovanniNote: Order does not necessarily reflect citation order of authors.
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CitationNadeau, P., D. El-Damak, D. Glettig, Y. L. Kong, S. Mo, C. Cleveland, L. Booth, et al. 2016. “Prolonged energy harvesting for ingestible devices.” Nature biomedical engineering 1 (1): 0022. doi:10.1038/s41551-016-0022. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41551-016-0022.
AbstractIngestible electronics have revolutionized the standard of care for a variety of health conditions. Extending the capacity and safety of these devices, and reducing the costs of powering them, could enable broad deployment of prolonged monitoring systems for patients. Although prior biocompatible power harvesting systems for in vivo use have demonstrated short minute-long bursts of power from the stomach, not much is known about the capacity to power electronics in the longer term and throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we report the design and operation of an energy-harvesting galvanic cell for continuous in vivo temperature sensing and wireless communication. The device delivered an average power of 0.23 μW per mm2 of electrode area for an average of 6.1 days of temperature measurements in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs. This power-harvesting cell has the capacity to provide power for prolonged periods of time to the next generation of ingestible electronic devices located in the gastrointestinal tract.
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