Wireless Implantable Medical Products

ISSYS is developing wireless MEMS-sensor-based systems to enhance the quality of medical treatment with the following micro-devices:

Wireless Implantable Medical Products
Wireless medical devices are improving the way physicians monitor their patients; the ISSYS wireless medical product family will greatly advance the trend toward home health monitoring and higher-quality diagnostics. ISSYS sensors are being developed for both long-term management of chronic disease and for short-term post-operative and diagnostic care. These sensors will provide powerful measurements unobtainable with current clinical devices.

ISSYS has focused primarily on two applications:
  • Cardiac monitoring to manage congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema
  • Intracranial monitoring to manage hydrocephalus and brain trauma.
Due to the highly enabling nature of the core technology, ISSYS also collaborates with researchers in other clinical areas where monitoring physiologic pressure is of great importance.

The pressure monitoring system consists of two major elements:
  • an implantable, batteryless, telemetric sensor and
  • a companion hand-held reader.
The core technology of the implantable micro-device is the MEMS* pressure transducer. Using magnetic telemetry, the reader transmits power to the sensor and the sensed pressure is in turn transmitted back to the reader. Small size, optimized shape, and careful choice of materials ensure implant biocompatibility and non-thrombogenicity. Data collected by the sensor will be used by physicians to tailor treatment of the selected disease.

*MEMS = Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems

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