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Performance of a radio link between a base station and a medical implant utilising the MICS standard

Johansson, Anders J LU (2004) Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2004 In Conference Proceedings. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 26. p.2113-2116
Abstract
Modern medical implants are of increasing complexity and with that, the need for fast and flexible communication with them grows. A wireless system is preferable and an inductive link is the most commonly used. But it has the drawback of a very short range, essentially limited to having the external transceiver touching the patient. The Medical Implant Communication System, MICS, is a standard aimed at improving the communication distance. It operates at a higher frequency band between 402 MHz and 405 MHz. We have by simulations and measurements investigated the channel properties of this band and calculated the link performance for a typical implant application. The result is a link speed between a base station and a bedridden patient of... (More)
Modern medical implants are of increasing complexity and with that, the need for fast and flexible communication with them grows. A wireless system is preferable and an inductive link is the most commonly used. But it has the drawback of a very short range, essentially limited to having the external transceiver touching the patient. The Medical Implant Communication System, MICS, is a standard aimed at improving the communication distance. It operates at a higher frequency band between 402 MHz and 405 MHz. We have by simulations and measurements investigated the channel properties of this band and calculated the link performance for a typical implant application. The result is a link speed between a base station and a bedridden patient of 600 kbit bits per second with a bit error rate of 2% in the downlink to the implant and 1 % in the uplink to the base station. Conclusions on the necessary complexity of the base station are also given (Less)
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402 to 405 MHz, biomedical telemetry, wireless system, Medical Implant Communication System, radio link, medical implant
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Conference Proceedings. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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26
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2113 - 2116
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2004
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0-7803-8439-3
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10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403620
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English
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  abstract     = {Modern medical implants are of increasing complexity and with that, the need for fast and flexible communication with them grows. A wireless system is preferable and an inductive link is the most commonly used. But it has the drawback of a very short range, essentially limited to having the external transceiver touching the patient. The Medical Implant Communication System, MICS, is a standard aimed at improving the communication distance. It operates at a higher frequency band between 402 MHz and 405 MHz. We have by simulations and measurements investigated the channel properties of this band and calculated the link performance for a typical implant application. The result is a link speed between a base station and a bedridden patient of 600 kbit bits per second with a bit error rate of 2% in the downlink to the implant and 1 % in the uplink to the base station. Conclusions on the necessary complexity of the base station are also given},
  author       = {Johansson, Anders J},
  booktitle    = {Conference Proceedings. 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  isbn         = {0-7803-8439-3},
  keyword      = {402 to 405 MHz,biomedical telemetry,wireless system,Medical Implant Communication System,radio link,medical implant},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {2113--2116},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Performance of a radio link between a base station and a medical implant utilising the MICS standard},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2004.1403620},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2004},
}