Publication Date

4-25-2021

Document Type

Essay

First Advisor

Moghimi, Mohammad

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Electrical Engineering

Abstract

Conventional powering of implanted medical devices like pacemakers requires periodic invasive surgery for battery replacement. These surgeries can be a physical, psychological, and financial burden on patients. In the case of epidermal health monitoring electronics, power is supplied through large invasive wires which can damage the fragile skin of neonatal babies. This wiring also reduces human interaction for these infants, a vital component in development after birth. Wireless charging presents a solution to these problems by providing a convenient, noninvasive, and elegant alternative power source. Wireless charging promises to eliminate the need for battery replacement surgeries and the network of messy wires involved in epidermal electronics. This wireless charging solution will work overnight, not requiring for the user to spend any additional time to charge their device. The goal of this project is the development of biocompatible charging configurations which show sufficient wireless power transfer through bone and tissue analogues. A key result is that a five-centimeter outer diameter coil receives sufficient power at a realistic distance for a pacemaker application.

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Extent

63 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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