The medical 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 place of care provision. As these sensors become increasingly energy-efficient they are also becoming increasingly miniature enabling them to be placed in implantable or on-the body devices including neurostimulators, leadless pacemakers, smart contact lenses and pulmonary blood pressure monitors. These devices need a miniature power source that is wireless, safe and with high energy density.

Find out more about the specific challenges facing these innovative applications and how Stereax solid-state batteries address them.

Next Generation Implanted Medical Devices

How do you design medical implantable devices with solid state batteries?

Whilst designers of disruptive medical implantable devices have clinically perfected their technologies to allow pain reduction and improved patient well-being, they are often frustrated by the lack of hardware to make their project a reality. The main trend in medical product design is miniaturisation, in order to more efficiently implant devices nearer to the targeted organs and avoid costly operations, risks of complications and infections. What are the battery requirements for next-generation medical implantable devices? How can customisable solid state batteries support disruptive medical implantable product design? Read more...

How to customise solid state batteries to enable disruptive medical implantable product design?

Disruptive product designers rely on disruptive technologies to accomplish their goals. When it comes to designing the power sub-component of your medical implantable device, choosing the right battery can feel restricted by the few standard batteries out there. Standard shapes, sizes and performance usually won’t do. What attributes do solid state batteries provide, that will allow you to design your medical device in the most disruptive manner? Read more...

Hearables and Wearables

How do Solid State Batteries Power Smart Contact Lenses?

Smart contact lenses are not only for people with vision problems but could also be used in other areas. The method of powering them must not be intrusive to the wearer whilst still enabling the lens to retain its functionality. How do solid state batteries power smart contact lenses effectively. Read more...