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A Software Upgrade Method for Micro-electronics Medical Implants

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5 Author(s)
Yang Cao ; Dept. of Eng. Mech., Tsinghua Univ., Beijing ; Hongwei Hao ; Lin Xue ; Luming Li
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A software upgrade method for micro-electronics medical implants is designed to enhance the devices' function or renew the software if there are some bugs found, the software updating or some memory units disabled. The implants needn't be replaced by operations if the faults can be corrected through reprogramming, which reduces the patients' pain and improves the safety effectively. This paper introduces the software upgrade method using in-application programming (IAP) and emphasizes how to insure the system, especially the implanted part's reliability and stability while upgrading

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2006. EMBS '06. 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE

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Aug. 30 2006-Sept. 3 2006