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Backscattering-based wireless communication and power transfer to small biomedical implants

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrofluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XVIII
EditorsBonnie L. Gray, Holger Becker
ISBN (Electronic)9781510632349
ISBN (Print)9781510632332
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventMicrofluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 1 Feb 20204 Feb 2020

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045


ConferenceMicrofluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


In this paper and presentation, we will focus on different aspects of backscattering-based wireless communication and power transfer to small biomedical implants. We will present three different antenna topologies for data and power transfer through tissue, in vitro and in vivo studies on implantable intracranial pressure (ICP) sensors and give insight and analysis on wireless link reliability in tissue environment. We will also present radio frequency identification (RFID)-based implant platform and communication method. Moreover, we will focus on differences and challenges of in vivo environment compared to laboratory phantoms and tissue models. In our studies, different types of implantable antennas have been tested to investigate reliability, accuracy and sensitivity of the brain implants: A hybrid near field-far field system with a piezoresistive sensor for ICP monitoring [2], [4], a UHF band spilt-ring resonator system [3] and LC tank based miniature implantable antenna [5]. This paper will present these implant antennas and wireless power transfer in tissue environment present in human head.


  • implant antennas, Wireless biomedical implants, wireless power transfer

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