Source: Renseelaer Polytechnic Institute
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Date of publication: 21 February 2012
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: An implantable sensor promises to make post-surgical diagnosis and follow up more precise, efficient, and cost-effective. It is 4 mm in diameter and 500 microns thick. It wirelessly transmits data from the site of a recent orthopaedic surgery without batteries. Its simplicity makes it less prone to failure and very inexpensive to produce. The orthopaedic implant acts as a carrier for the sensor. It can monitor load, strain, motion, temperature, and pressure in vivo environment. It can also alert the physician to potential problems. Although the sensor is produced manually, it is anticipate it will eventually be mass produced.
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