RADLAB Seminar

Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems

J.C. ChiaoUniversity of Texas at Arlington

The lecture focuses on the development of wireless micro devices and systems for clinical and biological applications. The systems are based on technology platforms such as wireless energy transfer for batteryless implants, miniature electrochemical sensors, nanoparticle modified surfaces, microelectromechanical system devices and microwave communication. In this talk, several implantable wireless diagnosis and therapeutic treatment systems will be discussed. An integrated wireless body network for chronic pain management has been demonstrated with wireless closed-loop integration of neurorecorders to recognize pain signals and neurostimulators to inhibit pain. Batteryless endoluminal sensing telemeter architecture has been demonstrated for an esophagus implant for remote diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an endoscopically-implantable wireless gastro-stimulator for gastroparesis management, and a wireless bladder volume monitoring implant for urinary incontinence management. These applications enable new medicines to improve human welfare and assist better living.
J.C. Chiao received his Ph.D. degree at California Institute of Technology in 1995, and served as a Research Scientist at Bell Communication Research, Assistant Professor at University of Hawaii, and Product Line Manager and Senior Technology Advisor at Chorum Technologies from 1996 to 2002.

He joined UTA as an Associate Professor in 2002. He is now a Jenkins Garrett Professor of Electrical Engineering and Joint Biomedical Engineering Program at University of Texas "“ Arlington; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Internal Medicine Department at UT-Southwestern, Medical Center.

Dr. Chiao is a senior member of IEEE. He has published numerous peer-reviewed papers, edited several proceedings and books, and chaired several international conferences. He obtained five awarded and six pending patents. He received the 2011 O'donnell Award in Engineering presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). He also received the 2011 Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Technology Business Council Tech Titan Technology Innovator Award, and 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award.

Sponsored by

IEEE Southeastern Michigan Section - Chapter IV (Trident)