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Inductive passive sensor for intraparenchymal and intraventricular monitoring of intracranial pressure

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-0220-4
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ISSN (Electronic)1558-4615


ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Period1/01/00 → …


Accurate measurement of intracranial hypertension is crucial for the management of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Catheter-based intraventricular ICP measurement is regarded as the gold standard for accurate ICP monitoring. However, this method is invasive, time-limited, and associated with complications. In this paper, we propose an implantable passive sensor that could be used for continuous intraparenchymal and intraventricular ICP monitoring. Moreover, the sensor can be placed simultaneously along with a cerebrospinal fluid shunt system in order to monitor its function. The sensor consists of a flexible coil which is connected to a miniature pressure sensor via an 8-cm long, ultra-thin coaxial cable. An external orthogonal-coil RF probe communicates with the sensor to detect pressure variation. The performance of the sensor was evaluated in an in vitro model for intraparenchymal and intraventricular ICP monitoring. The findings from this study demonstrate proof-of-concept of intraparenchymal and intraventricular ICP measurement using inductive passive pressure sensors.


  • cardiology, catheters, coils, neurophysiology, patient monitoring, pressure measurement, pressure sensors, ICP monitoring, catheter-based intraventricular ICP measurement, cerebrospinal fluid shunt system, external orthogonal-coil RF probe, inductive passive sensor, intracranial hypertension, intracranial pressure, intraparenchymal monitoring, intraventricular monitoring, miniature pressure sensor, ultrathin coaxial cable, Frequency measurement, Iterative closest point algorithm, Monitoring, Pressure measurement, Probes, Radio frequency, Resonant frequency, Implantable ICP sensors, intraventricular ICP monitoring, passive sensors, wireless telemetry

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