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— Measurement of cumulative loading statistics experienced by a structure is essential for monitoring long-term fatigue in biomechanical implants. However, the total power that can be harvested using typical in-vivo strain levels is less than 1µW. In this paper we characterize the performance of a silicon floating-gate injector array that can be used in(More)
Measurement of the cumulative loading statistics experienced by an implant is essential for prediction of long-term fatigue failure. However, the total power that can be harvested using typical in-vivo strain levels is less than 1 muW. In this paper, we present a novel method for long-term, battery-less fatigue monitoring by integrating piezoelectric(More)
—Self-powered monitoring refers to a signal processing technique where the computational power is harvested directly from the signal being monitored. In this paper, we present the design and calibration of a CMOS event counter for long-term, self-powered mechanical usage monitoring. The counter exploits a log-linear response of the hot-electron injection(More)
In this paper we describe an implementation of a novel fatigue monitoring sensor based on integration of piezoelectric transduction with floating gate avalanche injection. The miniaturized sensor enables continuous battery-less monitoring and time-to-failure predictions of biomechanical implants. Measured results from a fabricated prototype in a 0.5 microm(More)
– Many biomedical applications require high sensitivity for measuring strain induced in biomechanical structures. Although current metallic foil strain gauges are capable of measuring strain deformations, their low sensitivity and relatively large size render them unsuitable for implantable and wearable application. In this paper, we present a novel(More)
— Many signals of interest in structural engineering, for example seismic activity, lie in the infrasonic range (frequency less than 20 Hz). This poses a significant challenge for developing batteryless sensors that are required not only to monitor rare infrasonic events but also to harvest the energy for sensing, computation and storage from the signal(More)
— In this paper we describe an implementation and modeling of a novel fatigue monitoring sensor based on integration of piezoelectric transduction with floating gate avalanche injection. The miniaturized sensor enables continuous battery-less monitoring and failure predictions of biomechanical implants. Measured results from a fabricated prototype in a(More)