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 date||8/1/21 → 7/31/23|
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1K99HL155844-01A1)
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