In-vivo Wireless Physiological Sensor Platform
Tech ID: 20457 / UC Case 2009-054-0
UCLA researchers have developed a wireless MEMS multi-sensor platform capable of being embedded in a patient with minimally invasive techniques that can continuously monitor and relay vital physiological data.
Monitoring vital physiological data, such as blood pressure, oxygen, and temperature levels, is imperative to treatment of diseases. Recent advancements in MEMS technology have enhanced the performance of sensors, but typically monitor only one physiological sign.
Researchers at UCLA have developed a modular multi-sensor and actuator platform that can be implanted with minimally invasive techniques (IV catheter). The platform utilizes MEMS technology and its modular design enables the integration of various sensor and actuator components.
- Wireless embedded sensor for continuous monitoring of multiple vital signs
- Can detect pressure, temperature, oxygen, and glucose
- Automated alert system
- Out-patient and homecare treatment
- Integration of multiple sensors- pressure, temperature, oxygen, glucose - on single chip, allows concurrent monitoring and analyses of multiple vital signs
- Compact design enables operation with minimally invasive techniques, little pain, and freedom of movement for patients
- Continuous monitoring and uploading of physiological data to the central unit
- Wireless telemetry enables automatic and manual modification of system behavior
- Reuse not required, very low cost per chip
- Schulam, Peter G.
iagnostic, biomedical, electrical, MEMS, wireless, embedded sensor, blood pressure, temperatur