The healthcare sector is changing to embrace the inter-connectivity of the Internet of Things for more proactive patient health management. The rapid development of sensing devices for Wireless Body Area Networks is opening opportunities for continuous health monitoring in the patient’s home or in the place of care provision.
Increasingly energy-efficient, these sensors are following a trend towards miniaturisation to be deployed in implantable or on-the body devices including neurostimulators, leadless pace-makers, smart contact lenses, pulmonary blood pressure monitors, amongst others to treat many conditions such as Parkinson’s diseases, Dystonia, chronic pain, OCD, tremors, diabetes, cardiac conditions etc… In most cases, a solution needs to be provided to power these devices autonomously or wirelessly which requires small size, energy storage components.
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