An Ultrasonically Powered Wireless System for in Vivo Gastric Slow-Wave Recording

Miao Meng, Philip Graybill, Raddy L. Ramos, Amir Javan-Khoshkholgh, Aydin Farajidavar, Mehdi Kiani

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Abstract

This paper summarizes our recent progress towards Gastric Seed which is an ultrasonically interrogated millimeter-sized implant for gastric electrical activity (also known as slow waves, SWs) recording. We present a proof-of-concept wireless system designed to collect, transmit, and store in vivo SW signals by integrating a prototype Gastric Seed chip, fabricated in a 0.35-μm 2P4M CMOS process, with a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) amplifier, 10-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), and pair of microcontrollers (MCU) as radio-frequency (RF) transceivers. The chip includes ultrasonic self-regulated power management and addressable pulse-based data transfer. Utilizing two pairs of millimeter-sized stacked power/data ultrasonic transducers spaced by 6 cm in a water tank, the chip achieved a regulated voltage of 2.5 V and a data rate of 16 kbps. The amplifier was configured to have a gain of 60 dB with a 3-dB bandwidth of 18 mHz to 500 mHz. The MCU's built-in 10-bit ADC and RF transceiver were used to digitize the SW signal and transmit the data to a computer. In vivo, SW was recorded wirelessly from the stomach of an anesthetized rat. The recorded SWs showed a frequency of 1.5 cycle-per-minute (cpm) and maximum and minimum amplitudes of 1.03 mV and 0.28 mV peak-to-peak, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages7064-7067
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538613115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2019
Event41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: Jul 23 2019Jul 27 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Conference

Conference41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period7/23/197/27/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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    Meng, M., Graybill, P., Ramos, R. L., Javan-Khoshkholgh, A., Farajidavar, A., & Kiani, M. (2019). An Ultrasonically Powered Wireless System for in Vivo Gastric Slow-Wave Recording. In 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019 (pp. 7064-7067). [8857243] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2019.8857243