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Implantable cardiac accelerometers have already been proposed for the characterization and monitoring of heart wall motion. These small-size, inexpensive sensors are commonly based on piezoelectric materials capable of capturing dynamic changes in cardiac movement, allowing for the assessment of the mechanical cardiac function.
Smart-MEMPHIS has proven, in vitro, the feasibility of a leadless pacemaker powered by the energy harvested from heart beats. A bulk-MEMS piezoelectric energy harvester has been designed and a specific industrial process has been developed in order to manufacture harvesters fitting inside a pacemaker capsule of less than 1 cm3 and able to extract energy from the low frequency vibrations of cardiac beats.
Smart-Memphis creates a new value chain for developing self-powering pacemakers and wireless sensors
Smart-MEMPHIS, a four-year project joining the forces of nine European companies, universities and research institutes, has drawn to a close, establishing a new competitive ecosystem for energy autonomous smart sensor systems and building European leadership in the microsystems sector.