IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

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Performance Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Coupling Method for Intra-Body Network (IBNet)
The study presents magnetic resonance (MR) coupling as a promising method for the intra-body network (IBNet) by demonstrating effective signal transmission in the human body. A comparative performance evaluation revealed that the MR coupling exhibited a path loss (PL) of under 33 dB (at 13.56 MHz), which is lower than other methods (galvanic, capacitive, or RF). The angular orientation between the transmitter and receiver showed a minor variation (∆PL ≤ 0.62 dB) but moderate dependency on distance (0.05 dB/cm). Different postures did not affect the communication (∆PL ≤ 0.21 dB). Multi-nodal transmission using MR coupling also showed successful communication... Read more
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Wireless Hyperthermia Stent System for Restenosis Treatment and Testing with Swine Model
Stenting is a common approach to treating atherosclerosis, the main pathology that leads to cardiovascular disease causing thousands of death each day. Despite its proven efficacy, the long-term results of stenting are still limited by re-narrowing of stented artery known... Read more
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Near-field Inductive Coupling Link To Power a Three-Dimensional Millimeter-Size Antenna for Brain Implantable Medical Devices
Near-field inductive coupling link can establish a reliable power source to a battery-less implantable medical device based on Faraday’s law of induction. In this paper, the design, modeling and experimental verification of an inductive coupling link between an off-body loop... Read more
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Tissue Variability and Antennas for Power Transfer to Wireless Implantable Medical Devices
   The design of effective transcutaneous systems demands the consideration of inevitable variations in tissue characteristics, which vary across body areas, among individuals, and over time. The purpose of this paper was to design and evaluate several printed antenna topologies for... Read more