António Abreu, a PhD Student at the MIT Portugal Program who works at LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.), has been hard at work in developing a wireless charging system that will cater for implantable medical devices. This particular project that he has been sweating over makes plenty of sense. After all, if you were to have some sort of medical implant keeping you alive, it certainly needs to run on some sort of battery power, so charging it is going to be tricky especially when it remains embedded under bone and flesh. Wireless charging is the way to go, but doing so at high energy levels could prove challenging and disastrous to the receiving device or tissue around it.
Nice to know that Abreu’s work has refined the realm of wireless medical implant charging, where his system is now capable of sending just the right amount of juice to keep them important medical implants other than traditional pacemakers going, without causing any negative impact to the patient. This is made possible by optimizing the energy flow which was determined earlier. The Prototype, as it is called, has already been patented by António Abreu in the USA and in Europe.