Abstract

Electrical stimulation to promote cardiac cell function, is well established; yet current methods are all limited to wired stimulation systems. To overcome this limitation, herein we report a wireless passive stimulator to induce contraction in cardiomyocytes with a desired frequency. The wireless stimulator contains passive electrical components, on-board antenna, and one pMOS, and is activated by external RF carrier/pulses. The performance of the stimulator is evaluated on neonatal rat cardiomyocytes, side by side by wired stimulation. The results show that synchronous cell beating behavior via wireless stimulation concurs well with those upon wired counterparts, suggesting that the wireless passive stimulator holds significant potential in heart electrical stimulation and regeneration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016
EditorsMark G. Allen, Tina Lamers
PublisherTransducer Research Foundation
Pages298-301
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781940470023
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016 - Hilton Head, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 9 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016

Conference

Conference2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head
Period6/5/166/9/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liu, S., Navaei, A., Nikkhah, M., & Chae, J. (2016). A wireless passive stimulator of cardiomyocytes. In M. G. Allen, & T. Lamers (Eds.), 2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016 (pp. 298-301). (2016 Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head 2016). Transducer Research Foundation. https://doi.org/10.31438/trf.hh2016.81