Medical Sensor

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 1 June 2004

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Citation

Rigelsford, J. (2004), "Medical Sensor", Sensor Review, Vol. 24 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/sr.2004.08724bad.012

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Medical Sensor

Medical Sensor

Applicant: Biosense, Inc., USAPatent number: US6,658,300Publication date: 2 December 2003Title: Telemetric reader/charger device for medical sensor

Keywords: Patents, Medical, Sensors

A novel telemetric medical system is presented for use with various medical applications such as monitoring medical conditions or measuring parameters within a patient's body for different types of organs, including tissue, as well as their function. The implantable telemetric medical sensor comprises: a housing, a membrane at one end of the housing, which is deformable in response to the desired parameter, and a microprocessor that operatively communicates with the membrane for transmitting a signal indicative of the parameter. A signal reading and charging device is locatable outside of a patient's body and communicates with the sensor. It includes an antenna coil for sending the powering signal and receiving the transmitted signal from the sensor, logic control circuitry, and a display for displaying the measured parameter.