Microsystems for minimally invasive medicine and healthcare

Yoichi Haga, Tadao Matsunaga

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Abstract

Endoscopes and catheters are already widely used and new more precise examinations and diagnoses are required. Small medical devices with several functions for use in the human body can be realized by installing microsensors and microactuators in the medical devices. Several microdevices for minimally invasive examinations and therapies using MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) and related microfabrication technologies have been developed. An ultraminiature pressure sensor, a forward-looking intravascular ultrasonic imager and intraluminal MRI probe have been developed. Active bending catheters, endoscopes and guide wires have been developed for steering their tips without using traction of wires from outside the body. Small and light wearable healthcare devices have also been developed using the microfabrication technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Electronics Packaging, ICEP 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages353-356
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9784904090107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 International Conference on Electronics Packaging, ICEP 2014 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2014 Apr 232014 Apr 25

Publication series

Name2014 International Conference on Electronics Packaging, ICEP 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Electronics Packaging, ICEP 2014
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period14/4/2314/4/25

Keywords

  • Healthcare
  • MEMS
  • Microfabrication
  • Minimally invasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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