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Infrastructure for design and testing of implantable and non-invasive intelligent medical devices - LE0668541

Funding: 2006: $260,000

Project Member(s): Watterson, P., Sanagavarapu, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Infrastructure)

Start year: 2006

Summary: The Australian market for medical equipment is valued at approximately $2.5 billion p.a. We are requesting support for infrastructure and equipment to enable the research, development and testing of medical device technologies ranging from non-invasive to implantable devices. Specific equipment is needed to test and develop wireless interfaces that will serve as transcutaneous power and communications links between external devices and implanted devices. Equipment is also needed to test the interface between electronics and tissue the neural interface. This will yield a new generation of smart medical devices for artificial organs and form the basis of a niche export industry.

Keywords: Medical devices, Wireless technology, Neural interface, Artificial organs, Biomedical engineering,

FOR Codes: Biomechanical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomaterials, Medical instrumentation, Clinical health not specific to particular organs, diseases and conditions, Medical Instruments, Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing