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Power Sources, Energy Harvesting, Power Transmission, and Telemetry


Over the last few decades, medical component and device systems have evolved from simple data acquisition devices to complex multi-functional healthcare systems. A fundamental requirement for successful operation of these healthcare systems is the adequate and reliable operation of power sources, power transmission and telemetry. Major advances, for example in the power source area, include matured and dominant lithium batteries, as well as emerging flexible batteries, energy harvesting and remote powering. The goal of the track is to create an open forum dedicated to bringing all interested parties to discuss the technical challenges and future directions in these areas.


The interest of this track includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • New materials and packaging for primary and secondary lithium batteries
  • Flexible batteries and super-capacitors
  • Energy harvesting and remote powering for wireless medical devices
  • Wireless medical telemetry services
  • Bluetooth low energy technology
  • Medical sensor networks; multi-hop, relay and cooperative data transmission
  • Real-time sensing, diagnosis, prognosis, and control of power sources


Track Chair: Chao Hu, Iowa State University, USA

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