Batteries for Implantable Biomedical Devices

  • Boone B. Owens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Alvin J. Salkind, Alan J. Spotnitz, Barouh V. Berkovits, Boone B. Owens, Kenneth B. Stokes, Michael Bilitch
    Pages 1-36
  3. Boone B. Owens, Alvin J. Salkind
    Pages 37-49
  4. Darrel Untereker
    Pages 51-81
  5. Keith Fester, Samuel C. Levy
    Pages 83-111
  6. Kenneth R. Brennen, John S. Kim
    Pages 113-131
  7. Curtis F. Holmes
    Pages 133-180
  8. Jean Paul Gabano, Michael Broussely, Michael Grimm
    Pages 181-213
  9. Paul M. Skarstad
    Pages 215-259
  10. Alvin J. Salkind, Samuel Ruben
    Pages 261-274
  11. David L. Purdy
    Pages 285-352
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 353-358

About this book


Small sealed electrochemical power units have developed remarkably in the last two decades owing to improvements in technology and a greater understanding of the underlying basic sciences. These high-energy-density sealed battery sys­ tems have made possible the safe and rapid development of lightweight implant­ able electrical devices, some of which, such as heart pacers, have reached a large market. In most of these devices the battery constitutes the majority of the device volume and weight, and limits the useful life. This book on Batteries for Implantable Biomedical Devices will be highly welcome to those interested in devices for heart pacing, pain suppression, bone repair, bone fusion, heart assist, and diabetes control, as well as numerous other biomedical devices that depend on sealed batteries. However, the material will also be extremely useful to a much broader audience, including those concerned with sealed batteries for such other difficult environments as space, the sea and remote locations.


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