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A wireless near-infrared energy system for medical implants

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4 Author(s)
Murakawa, K. ; Dept. of Appl. Phys., Osaka Univ., Japan ; Kobayashi, M. ; Nakamura, O. ; Kawata, S.

A less invasive method for supplying light power to implant devices, we propose a new wireless energy source that employs a near-infrared laser with a photovoltaic cell. The system can also be used with a rechargeable battery. We discuss the configuration of the system, show its energy transfer efficiency, and discuss its performance during some basic experiments.

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Nov.-Dec. 1999

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