SMT-MEMS INTEGRATED PROCESS DESIGN FOR IMPLANTABLE THERMAL IMAGING BIOSENSORSAuthor: Joanna Suresh et al.
Company: North Dakota State University
Date Published: 5/19/2004 Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium
The design of the proposed system basically comprises of a Temperature Monitoring Device (TMD), which emulates the functionality of the thermograph as it uses thermal sensors to detect increased blood flow in injured sites, and has the added advantage of being portable, compact and cost effective. The paper also tries to address the design challenges that drive the cost for conventional to MEMS technology. LabVIEW* is a graphical programming language which was used for interfacing the external electronics to the computer for a thermal image display. With the results obtained from the conventional system, a MEMS based system is proposed by considering the design considerations for the heat sensing TMD.
This technology can also significantly reduce the real estate for thermal imaging electronic devices, which can explore new MEMS based thermal sensors for several defense applications, which have requirements as stringent to biomedical devices.
Key words: peripheral neuropathy, leprosy, MEMS, flip chip, thermal sensor, LabVIEW, ANSYS.
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