Andres A. Blanco

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—Because wireless microsystems can only incorporate tiny batteries, they typically exhaust stored on-board energy quickly. Fortunately, harvesting ambient energy is a viable means of extending their operational lifetimes, except starting and restarting miniaturized microwatt harvesters from no-charge conditions is difficult. The challenge is drawing usable(More)
—Blood-glucose monitors, like many biomedical implants, must operate autonomously, integrate into small spaces, and remain inconspicuous to the body. The problem is that, while including a battery large enough to sustain a system through its entire life impedes integration, under-sizing its energy reservoir to fit into a miniaturized platform shortens(More)
—Wireless microsystems can add performance-enhancing, energy-saving, and networked intelligence to inaccessible places like the human body and large infrastructures like factories, hospitals, and farms. For this, they require an onboard source and a power-conditioning circuit that supply microwatts about a prescribed dc voltage. And since tiny dc batteries(More)
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