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The EMBS Chapter of the IEEE Ottawa Section was recognized as the Best Ottawa Chapter in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2019, and 2022 and received the Outstanding Chapter Award from IEEE EMBS in 2011!

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Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems

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Dr. J. C. Chiao

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

September 18, 2013 14:00 - 16:00 (2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, refreshments and networking)

Mackenzie Engineering Building, Room 4124, Carleton University

To ensure a seat, please register by e-mail contacting:
Dr.. Qingsheng Zeng (qingsheng.zeng@crc.gc.ca)


The presentation focuses on the development of wireless micro devices and systems for medical applications at UT-Arlington. They are based on technology platforms such as wireless energy transfer for batteryless implants, miniature electrochemical sensors, nanoparticle modified surfaces, MEMS devices and wireless communication. An integrated wireless body network for chronic pain management will be discussed. The system provides a wireless closed loop for neurorecorders to recognize pain signals and neurostimulators to inhibit pain. Batteryless endoluminal sensing telemeter architecture will also be discussed with an esophagus implant for remote diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), an endoscopically-implantable wireless gastro-stimulator for gastroparesis management, and a wireless bladder volume monitoring implant for urinary incontinence management. These applications enable new medicines to improve human welfare and assist better living.


J.C. Chiao is Greene endowed professor and Garrett endowed professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Texas Arlington; and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Internal Medicine Department at UT-Southwestern, Medical Center.

Dr. Chiao received the 2011 O'Donnell Award in Engineering presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). He also received the 2011 Tech Titan Technology Innovator Award; 2011 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award; 2012 Research in Medicine milestone award by Heroes of Healthcare; and 2012 IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator award. His webpage is at http://www.uta.edu/faculty/jcchiao/.

Last updated August 30, 2013

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