Subdermal Flexible Solar Cell Arrays for Powering Medical Electronic Implants
A subdermally implantable flexible photovoltatic (IPV) device is proposed for supplying sustainable electric power to in vivo medical implants. Electric properties of the implanted IPV device are characterized in live animal models. Feasibility of this strategy is demonstrated by operating a flexible pacemaker with the subdermal IPV device which generates DC electric power of ≈647 μW under the skin.
Additional Information© 2016 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Article first published online: 3 MAY 2016.
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