Transponder-Based Microsystems for Medical Applications Developed in Aachen
Dr. Schnakenberg is the first of two speakers for this seminar.
ABSTRACT: An overview of transponder-based implantable microsystems for diagnostic and therapeutic applications will be presented, which were developed at the Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1 (IWE 1) of the RWTH Aachen University. The focus will be on implants without using batteries, where the necessary energy and data transfer is realized using the inductive coupling and load-modulation principle. Different systems for measuring pressure in intravascular and intraocular applications will be described in detail. New results on the EPIRET-implant, which helps blind patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, will be presented.
BIO: UWE Schnakenberg was born in 1960. He received the M.S. degree in physics from RWTH Aachen University in 1986. He was employed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology in Berlin for 10 years working as a project manager in the field of microsystem technology focussed on the development of new processes. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University Berlin in 1994. Since 1996, he is working as head of R&D and project manager at the Institute for Materials in Electrical Engineering (IWE 1) of the RWTH Aachen University.