Health&bio: Circuits and systems for wireless implantable biomedical devices
The focus is on the research and development of electronic circuits and systems for next-generation (and beyond) long-term Active Implantable Medical Devices (AIMDs) for chronic studies, featuring wireless powering/recharging, on-board intelligent biosignal processing, and energy-efficient wireless connectivity, effectively enabling precision and personalized telemedicine.
The research will comprise (but not limited to) the following applications:
- Controlled active drug delivery. Device discreetness and patient acceptability directly impact on the electronic system miniaturization and the battery, if any, in particular. Robust, reliable, secure and safe Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) systems are needed, with biomedical factors explicitly driving all the design stages.
- Bidirectional neural interface devices, for neural monitoring and neural/muscular activity modulation. Major concerns are the design of real-time embedded signal processing solutions, exploiting quality-energy trade-offs on resource-limited (custom) devices, and low-power low-latency/jitter synchronizing wireless communications.
- Micro/nano scale devices for highly-integrated localized and distributed smart systems (Smart Dust), with a micro diagnostic/therapeutic approach where biological/chemical processes are individually monitored (and eventually controlled). To this end, new co-design paradigms, architectures, electronic circuits, and bio-CMOS interfaces need to be investigated and developed.
- PE7_2 Electrical engineering: power components and/or systems
- PE7_5 (Micro and nano) electronic, optoelectronic and photonic components
- PE7_11 Components and systems for applications
- CMOS integrated circuits
- Biomedical electronics
- Biomedical CMOS circuits and systems
- Wireless power and data transfer