A Fully Biodegradable, Implantable, Wireless, Battery-free, Miniaturized Cardiac Pacemaker with Closed-loop System for Neonatal and Pediatric Patients

Project: Research project

Project Details


There exists a long-standing need to provide small, wireless, and low-risk pacemakers for neonatal and pediatric patients with necessity of cardiac electrotherapy. To address these needs, I will develop a fully biodegradable miniaturized cardiac pacemaker that can provide not only a wireless, battery-free means of pacing at the epicardium but also personalised device lifetime by resorbing after a defined time interval, thereby enabling therapeutic treatment without infection and eliminating the risks of surgical retrieval procedures. Pairing with a wireless skin-interfaced controller will realize a closed-loop system for autonomous cardiac electrotherapy and allow young patients to move freely during treatment.
Effective start/end date8/1/217/31/23


  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (5K99HL155844-02)


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