Design and Implementation ot a Micro Structure Printer tor Rapid Prototyping ot Microimplantable Medical Devices

Konferenz: Smart Systems Integration 2008 - 2nd European Conference & Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems - MOMS, MOEMS, ICS and Electronic Components
09.04.2008 - 10.04.2008 in Barcelona, Spain

Tagungsband: Smart Systems Integration 2008

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Kraaijeveld, Leander; Schwarz, Markus (Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Krefeld, Germany)

In medical industry in the last decade microimplantable systems continuously gain in importance. While various passive implants have been shrunken to the size of intra ocular lenses, the future market asks for a new kind of electrically active devices, so called intelligent implants. Such implants can stimulate nerves and therefor receive input from complex sensor systems, capturing data from the exterior or from inside the human body. For prototyping such implants and sensor systems, we developed a micro structure printer, which enables us to print structures from a variety of materials on different substrates, including mechanically flexible hydrophobie films.