The result of the surgery can be seen after a couple of days when complications may occur. Doctors would like to have a tool to monitor and treat the patient during those days, while nowadays for many type of surgeries they can only wait. The authors of this paper are developing the wireless platform which will provide the monitoring and treatment in post-operative cases/patients. The implant includes wireless communication, battery free powering and readout data from the implant to the external system and is mounted on a flexible substrate for the implantation. This generic wireless platform has been applied to few medical applications, namely, Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT), the measurement of Oxygen (pO2), Carbon dioxide (pCO 2) and temperature in tissue after an operation.

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Keywords Medical implants, medical sensors PDT, medical treatment, wireless systems
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2011.5969390, hdl.handle.net/1765/87978
Conference 2011 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, TRANSDUCERS'11
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Subbaiyan, D, Pakula, L.S, French, P.J, Lange, J.F, Jeekel, J, Kleinrensink, G.J, … Vakalapoulos, K.A. (2011). Post-operative wireless implants for monitoring, detection and treatment. Presented at the 2011 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, TRANSDUCERS'11. doi:10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2011.5969390