Review of current actuator suitability for use in medical implants

Spencer Szczesny, Stefanie Jetzki, Steffen Leonhardt

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Abstract

This paper presents an initial formal review of the suitability of currently available actuation technologies for use in fully implantable medical devices, with a focus on applications requiring linear motion. Examples of such applications are a mechatronic hydrocephalus shunt and implantable insulin pumps. Some general basic requirements for fully implantable devices are discussed, followed by an overview of potential actuators. Possible design concepts are presented for electromagnetic and shape memory technologies, including a comparison of their respective pros and cons. Methods of modeling and analysis are given to aid early decision-making processes for general design applications. Finally, other more complicated but attractive actuation possibilities are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
Pages5956-5959
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 3 2006

Other

Other28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06
CountryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period8/30/069/3/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Szczesny, S., Jetzki, S., & Leonhardt, S. (2006). Review of current actuator suitability for use in medical implants. In 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'06 (pp. 5956-5959). [4029223] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2006.259795