Implantable bioimpedance monitor using ZigBee.


In this paper, a novel implantable bioimpedance monitor using a free ZigBee protocol for the transmission of the measured data is described. The application field is the tissue and organ monitoring through electrical impedance spectroscopy in the 100 Hz - 200 kHz range. The specific application is the study of the viability and evolution of engineered tissue in cardiac regeneration. Additionally to the telemetric feature, the measured data are stored in a memory for backup purposes and can be downloaded at any time after an RF link break. In the debugging prototype, the system autonomy exceeds 1 month when a 14 frequencies impedance spectrum is acquired every 5 minutes. In the current implementation, the effective range of the RF link is reduced and needs for a range extender placed near the animal. Current work deals with improving this range.

DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2009.5332452

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@article{BognezFranco2009ImplantableBM, title={Implantable bioimpedance monitor using ZigBee.}, author={Paco Bog{\'o}nez-Franco and Ramon Brag{\'o}s and Antoni Bay{\'e}s-Gen{\'i}s and Javier Rosell-Ferrer}, journal={Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference}, year={2009}, volume={2009}, pages={4868-71} }