Powering Biomedical Devices by Edwar Romero

Powering Biomedical Devices

byEdwar RomeroEditorEdwar Romero

Paperback | April 19, 2013

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From exoskeletons to neural implants, biomedical devices are no less than life-changing. Compact and constant power sources are necessary to keep these devices running efficiently. Edwar Romero'sPowering Biomedical Devicesreviews the background, current technologies, and possible future developments of these power sources, examining not only the types of biomedical power sources available (macro, mini, MEMS, and nano), but also what they power (such as prostheses, insulin pumps, and muscular and neural stimulators), and how they work (covering batteries, biofluids, kinetic and thermal energy, and telemetry).

The book also looks at challenges such as energy generation efficiency, energy density, rectification, and energy storage and management. A final section on future trends rounds out the book. By briefly examining these key aspects, this book gives its readers a valuable overview of biomedical devices' power sources.



  • A compact introduction to the vital topic of biomedical devices' power sources
  • Reviews the background, current technologies, and possible future developments of biomedical power sources
  • Short-format text allows for material that is clear, concise, and to-the-point
  • Extensive references provided for further reading

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Title:Powering Biomedical DevicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 19, 2013Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124077838

ISBN - 13:9780124077836

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Table of Contents

  1. Power Sources (Where We Stand)

  2. Enabling Technologies (How They Work)

  3. Generators (What Has Been Developed)

  4. Power Consumption and Applications (What Can Be Powered)

  5. Future (Discussion of Future Trends)