- Implantable and wearable devices
- Body area networks
- Health monitoring
USC researchers have invented an IWT including a transceiver (TRX) that provides a unique connecting platform between medical and consumer electronics in a single chip, enabling a wide variety of applications. This device includes a fully integrated dual-band TRX with mutually-coupled on-chip antennas for IWT. It operates at 915 MHz and 2.4 GHz in both transmit and receive modes to enable bidirectional communication between medical and consumer electronics using a single chip. A power management unit (PMU) generates required power to supply the internal TRX, external sensors, and controller units from a single battery. The transmitter (TX) consists of a mutually-coupled dual-band oscillator using on-chip antennas as the inductors of the oscillators.
- Bi-directional communication with simultaneous transmission
- Smaller device size and packaging
- Flexible packaging
- Reduced power consumption
Progress in implantable and wearable technologies (IWT) has made such devices an important tool for physicians to monitor biophysical parameters, diagnose numerous health conditions, and treat diseases. There is currently a mismatch between medical devices and consumer electronics regarding operational frequency ranges which hinders their natural communication abilities, thereby requiring additional components to create full systems solutions.
"Dual-band Transceiver with Mutually-coupled On-chip Antennas for Implantable/Wearable Devices,"ESSCIRC 2021 - IEEE 47th European Solid-State Circuits Conference (ESSCIRC), 2021, pp. 427-430.
- Functioning developmental prototype
- Available for license
- Patent pending: US 63/208,864
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