Event Title

Wireless Power Transfer for Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy

Location

CSU 203

Start Date

21-4-2014 11:05 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 12:05 PM

Student's Major

Integrated Engineering

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Mohammad Habibi

Mentor's Department

Integrated Engineering

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

Fourteen million people had been reported to have arrhythmia in USA. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Arrhythmias can be caused by a variety of reasons, including age, heart damage, medications, and genetics. Cardiac re-synchronization therapy (CRT), or biventricular pacing, can be used to help improve the heart’s rhythm and the symptoms associated with the arrhythmia. The procedure involves implanting a small sized pacemaker, usually just below the collarbone, and a detector. The detector monitors the heart rate and detects heart rate irregularities. In the case of heart rate irregularity, the peacemaker emits small electrical pulses to synchronize the heart. Krisara Engineering has developed an innovative approach for CRT. The approach is unique by pacing multiple regions of the heart using up to six batteries-less, lead-less electrodes which result in more favorable patient outcome. The idea is to power up the pacemaker and monitor wirelessly using radio frequency (RF) energy. The RF energy is delivered from the surface of the body and harnessed by electrodes implanted in the heart. A team of Iron Range Engineering students, has been designing and prototyping a wireless power transfer technology to eliminate the need for batteries in CRT.

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Wireless Power Transfer for Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy

CSU 203

Fourteen million people had been reported to have arrhythmia in USA. An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Arrhythmias can be caused by a variety of reasons, including age, heart damage, medications, and genetics. Cardiac re-synchronization therapy (CRT), or biventricular pacing, can be used to help improve the heart’s rhythm and the symptoms associated with the arrhythmia. The procedure involves implanting a small sized pacemaker, usually just below the collarbone, and a detector. The detector monitors the heart rate and detects heart rate irregularities. In the case of heart rate irregularity, the peacemaker emits small electrical pulses to synchronize the heart. Krisara Engineering has developed an innovative approach for CRT. The approach is unique by pacing multiple regions of the heart using up to six batteries-less, lead-less electrodes which result in more favorable patient outcome. The idea is to power up the pacemaker and monitor wirelessly using radio frequency (RF) energy. The RF energy is delivered from the surface of the body and harnessed by electrodes implanted in the heart. A team of Iron Range Engineering students, has been designing and prototyping a wireless power transfer technology to eliminate the need for batteries in CRT.

Recommended Citation

Kamunen, Kody; Tina Alaei; Todd Hanson; and Matt Helm. "Wireless Power Transfer for Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/oral_session_05/1