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Transcutaneous energy transmission system

Grant number: 17/25060-7
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: August 01, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Biomedical Engineering - Bioengineering
Cooperation agreement: Secretary of State Government, State of São Paulo
Principal researcher:Evandro Drigo da Silva
Grantee:Evandro Drigo da Silva
Company:Evandro Drigo da Silva
City: São Paulo
Assoc. researchers:Carlos Antonio França Sartori ; Tarcísio Fernandes Leão ; Viviane Cristine Silva
Associated scholarship(s):19/14412-5 - Transcutaneous energy transmission system, BP.PIPE
19/15986-5 - Transcutaneous energy transmission system, BP.TT

Abstract

Active medical implants are implantable devices that require a source of energy to perform their function. To ensure energy supply to these devices, in order to reduce mobility and infection problems due to power cables passing through the patients' skin, the Transcutaneous Energy Transmission (TET) system is proposed. These devices use time-varying electromagnetic fields, constituting a wireless power transmission system. Due to the phenomena involved in this transmission, considerations about biological tissue heating and electromagnetic compatibility behavior of the system are necessary. For this, one can make use of computer programs of electromagnetic simulation and bench measurements. Bench tests can be supported by the use of additive (3d-print) manufacturing of anatomical structures, which also allow a study of the positioning of couplers for energy transmission. As a result, the development of national technology and a product that can lead to an increase in the quality of life of implanted patients and reduction of postoperative costs with treatments of possible infections are expected. (AU)

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