Project

DEM-II-MED aims to propose a novel closed-loop methodology for the design and evaluation of integrated telemetry-telemedicine systems for implantable and ingestible medical devices. Specifically, the methodology involves six steps:

STEP 1
Design of the devices (assessment in terms of power consumption, complexity, size and cost)

STEP 2
Antenna design with emphasis on the miniaturization of the dimensions (assessment of the performance with respect to the resonance radiation)

STEP 3
Employment of a wearable device and design of the end-to-end telemetry link (assessment of the performance with respect to the transmission factor, received power, communication bandwidth, receiver sensitivity, communication protocols, data transmission rate and interference)

STEP 4
Study of the ectromagnetic exposure scenarios (single/multiple radiation sources) and security issues

STEP 5
Design of the telemetry link (assessment of the performance with respect to communication protocols, data transmission rate and interference)

STEP 6
Evaluation of the system performance (with respect to the aforementioned criteria). Final improvements/corrections. The proposed methodology will be verified within the framework of a prototype wireless system for monitoring the intra-cranial pressure or another physiological parameter.