WIT Press

A Transcutaneous Energy Transmission For A Novel Rechargeable Cardiac Pacemaker

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950671

Volume

2

Pages

5

Published

1995

Size

424 kb

Author(s)

T.H. Nishimura, T. Eguchi, K. Hirachi, Y. Maejima & M. Saito

Abstract

- A flat transformer for a resonant converter which transfers several W of power across a large variable human skin gap is presented and built. The converter can power a novel cardiac pacemaker battery through intact skin by using a novel transformer with an air gap, which is 10 mm - 15 mm. The integrated equation analysis for a presumption on magnetic flux distribution in the transformer is presented, and coupling coefficient and conversion efficiency are measured with an experimental set up. 1. INTRODUCTIO

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