Graphene-Based Wireless Inline Pressure Sensor for in Vivo Blood Pressure Monitoring

Nagisa Inoue, Hiroaki Onoe

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Abstract

This study describes a graphene-based wireless inline pressure sensor that can be easily inserted between an implanted microdevice and a blood vessel for in vivo blood pressure monitoring. Our wireless pressure sensor is simply composed of a graphene sheet (piezo-resistive sensor) attached on a microfluidic elastic tube and a coil wound up to the tube as a transmitter. The applied pressure inside the tube can be monitored wirelessly by an external receiver coil. We fabricated the sensor system applicable to monitoring the range of typical blood pressure, 10-18 kPa, by designing the sensitivity depending on the stiffness and the thickness of the elastic tube, the turn numbers of the coils, and the distance between the coils. Furthermore, we demonstrated to wirelessly measure the blood-pressure-mimicking pulsed inputs with our sensor that was embedded in a biological tissue. We believe that our wireless inline pressure sensor could be an effective tool for monitoring in vivo implanted medical devices such as microfluidic artificial kidneys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages720-722
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781728116105
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan
Event32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Jan 272019 Jan 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Volume2019-January
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Conference

Conference32nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period19/1/2719/1/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Inoue, N., & Onoe, H. (2019). Graphene-Based Wireless Inline Pressure Sensor for in Vivo Blood Pressure Monitoring. In 2019 IEEE 32nd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2019 (pp. 720-722). [8870875] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS); Vol. 2019-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2019.8870875