Biomedical Applications of Batteries

Linford, Roger, Latham, R and Schlindwein, W (2004) Biomedical Applications of Batteries.


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An overview is presented of the many ways in which batteries and battery materials are used in medicine and in biomedical studies. These include the use of batteries as power sources for motorised wheelchairs, surgical tools, cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators, dynamic prostheses, sensors and monitors for physiological parameters, neurostimulators, devices for pain relief, and iontophoretic, electroporative and related devices for drug administration. The various types of battery and fuel cell used for this wide range of applications will be considered, together with the potential harmful side effects, including accidental ingestion of batteries and the explosive nature of some of the early cardiac pacemaker battery systems.

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium on the Reactivity of Solids published in Solid State Ionics in 2006.The origional published version of this article is available at
Keywords: Batteries, Biological physics instrumentation, Implants, Fuel cells, Medical applications, pacemakers
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06

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