Safety Considerations for Wireless Delivery of Continuous Power to Implanted Medical Devices

August 26, 2014 - Lucke L, Bluvshtein V. Presentation at 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, August 26-30, 2014

Wireless power systems for use with implants are referred to as transcutaneous energy transmission systems (TETS) and consist of an implanted secondary coil and an external primary coil along with supporting electronics. A TETS system could be used to power ventricular assist systems and eliminate driveline infections. Understanding the limits for safe operation of a TETS system across a range of frequencies is important.