EPFL/STI/IEL/LEMA
Expert in smart miniature antenna technology,microwave engineering-micro strip line
Anja Skrivervik
EPFL
BioAnt
Bio Implantable Antennas

CSEM
Expert in biochemistry, biosensors and cell  
biology
Martha Liley
CSEM
EPFL/STI/IMT/LMIS4
Expert in Implanted force sensor, MEMS, Fluidics, Microfabrication
Philippe Renaud
EPFL

Expert in environmental health
Michael Riediker
IST
EPFL/STI/IEL/LEMA
Expert in smart miniature antenna technology,microwave engineering-micro strip line
Anja Skrivervik
EPFL

Project Description

The aim of this project is the theoretical study, design and characterization of implantable antennas dedicated to in-body telemetry. The latter is used to transmit sensor data from an implanted module to a base station located out of the body, and receive instructions (for drug delivery for instance) from the same base station. The applications we have in mind for this project are far field telemetry, where sensor communications with base stations relatively far from the body (up to 10-15 meters) are considered. This relatively large communication range is very valuable not only for patient’s quality of life, and also in the situation in vivo tests in animals, as it avoids the manipulation of animals and thus lowers their stress. Communication with body worn base stations will also be considered as a mean of performance comparison. 

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Our researchers in the media

A new approach to studying Alzheimer's

Philippe Renaud, the professor with 13 start-ups

Biocartis named as a Technology Pioneer 2012 by the World Economic Forum

Harvard Medical School and EPFL launch program targeting neurological disabilities

Notable publications

Compact High-Performance Continuous-Wave Double-Resonance Rubidium Standard With 1.4 x 10(-13) tau(-1/2) Stability
Bandi, Thejesh; Affolderbach, Christoph; Stefanucci, Camillo; Merli, Francesco; Skrivervik, Anja K.; Mileti, Gaetano
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (ISSN: 0885-3010), vol. 61, num. 11, p. 1769-1778

The Microloop-Gap Resonator: A Novel Miniaturized Microwave Cavity for Double-Resonance Rubidium Atomic Clocks
Violetti, Maddalena; Pellaton, Matthieu; Affolderbach, Christoph; Merli, Francesco; Zuercher, Jean-Francois; Mileti, Gaetano; Skrivervik, Anja K.
IEEE Sensors Journal (ISSN: 1530-437X), vol. 14, num. 9, p. 3193-3200

PDMS, A Robust Casing for Flexible W-BAN Antennas
J. Trajkovikj, J.-F. Zürcher and A. Skrivervik
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 55, num. 5, p. 287-297

Diminishing SAR for Wearable UHF Antennas
Trajkovikj, Jovanche; Skrivervik, Anja
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters


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Posters from 2012


Wireless Power Transfer for Implantable Sensors @ 2.45 GHz - Safety and Design Issues
Trajkovikj, Kazanc, Merli, Dehollain, Skrivervik

Posters from 2011


Recent Advancements in Implanted Devices for Data Telemetry
Francesco Merli, Anja Skrivervik