Biomedical Microdevices

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61–65

Initial Animal Studies of a Wireless, Batteryless, MEMS Implant for Cardiovascular Applications

  • Nader Najafi
  • Achiau Ludomirsky

DOI: 10.1023/B:BMMD.0000013367.30870.4e

Cite this article as:
Najafi, N. & Ludomirsky, A. Biomedical Microdevices (2004) 6: 61. doi:10.1023/B:BMMD.0000013367.30870.4e


This paper reports the results of the initial animal studies of a wireless, batteryless, implantable pressure sensor using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology. The animal studies were acute and proved the functional feasibility of using MEMS technology for wireless bio sensing. The results are very encouraging and surpassed the majority of the application's requirements, including high sampling speed and high resolution. Based on the lessons learned, second generation wireless sensors are being developed that will provide total system solution.

cogestive heart failureBio-MEMSMEMS sensorwireless sensorsimplantable sensors

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nader Najafi
    • 1
  • Achiau Ludomirsky
    • 2
  1. 1.ISSYSIntegrated Sensing Systems (Ypsilanti
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsWashington University, Medical CenterSaint Louis