Harvesting adequate power for actuation in implanted biomedical devices using an electromagnetic field is a challenging task. This is more severe with deeply implanted biomedical devices such as stents where the effects of human body tissue (skin, muscle, fat etc.) significantly attenuate electromagnetic fields. Furthermore any biomedical device that rely on wireless powering, remote actuation and control, require that they operate using license free frequency bands such as those allocated for Industrial-Scientific-Medical (ISM) uses. Previous attempts to actuate and control deep implants have proven difficult and challenging. In this paper we propose an alternative solution to remote powering and actuation of implanted biomedical devices using a novel magneto-electric energy harvesting hybrid approach.



Mr. Mehdi Kasaee Kopae

Dr. Said Al-Sarawi

Dr. Damith Ranasinghe