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Continuous Monitoring of Blood Glucose Concentration using a Fully Implantable Wireless Biomedical Microsystem

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3 Author(s)
Mohammad M. Ahmadi ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, CANADA T2N 1N4. ; Graham A. Jullien ; Peiyu Zhang

In this paper, we conceptually describe a new microsystem which we are developing for continuous blood glucose monitoring. The microsystem is intended to be implanted underneath the skin and measure the blood glucose concentration every few minutes. The power to the implant along with data transmission will use a transcutaneous wireless link. The microsystem uses a novel electrochemical glucose sensor which does not require oxygen for reaction with glucose, eliminating the oxygen limitation and the hydrogen peroxide production problems

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2006 IEEE/NLM Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop

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July 2006