Analysis and Design of Antennas for an Implantable Medical Device System for Functional Electrical Stimulation

H. Suri[1]
[1]Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Valencia, CA, USA

This poster outlines the results of finite element analyses to study the antenna radiation pattern of an implanted medical device. Also presented are simulation results used to design an electrically small antenna for a portable control unit that communicates with the implants over the Medical Micropower Network Frequency Range [413 MHz to 457 MHz]. Alfred Mann Foundation’s Functional Electrical Battery Powered Micro-Stimulator system (FEBPM) uses a network of micro-stimulators to sequentially stimulate various nerves. The ultimate application of this technology is reanimation for patients who have suffered stroke, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury.