ELAINE - ELectrically Active ImplaNts (Collaborative Research Centre 1270)
Project B03: Energy-autonomous platform for electrical stimulation implants
This project provides a highly integrated, ultra-low-power electronic system to be used in novel electrically active implants, as proposed in this CRC. The research is oriented towards a predominantly digital, intelligent platform. We propose a modular Software Defined Implant Platform that allows for software based, patient-specific and closed-loop electrical stimulation, configuration for different types of implants and management of multiple sources of energy. Sub-cutaneous thermoelectric energy harvesting will be explored in order to make it available for the implants in this CRC. The platform enables remote configuration and monitoring of the implant's operational parameters as well as monitoring of the patient's biological status.
01.07.2017 - 30.6.2021
This project has received funding from the DFG (SFB 1270).
Christoph Niemann, Franz Plocksties, Jakob Heller, Dirk Timmermann:
Towards an energy autonomous platform for electrically active implants
Invited Session on 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Berlin, Deutschland, Juli 2019