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Implementing and Characterising Medical Implantable Wireless Communication Using the Microsemi ZL70102 : And Prototyping a Load Measurement Tool for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Operations

Slootweg, M.H.F. (2015) Implementing and Characterising Medical Implantable Wireless Communication Using the Microsemi ZL70102 : And Prototyping a Load Measurement Tool for Unicompartmental Knee Replacement Operations.

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Abstract:Osteoarthritis(OA) is a degenerative disease which affects the bones and cartilage in joints. Mechanical loading is believed to play a role in the progression of OA. Instrumented knee replacements can provide data about OA and the working on the human knee. This data is expected to lead to advances in the research of OA. In this thesis, the issue of wireless communication between an instrumented Unicompartmental Knee Replacement(UKR) and a base station is explored by constructing prototypes using the Microsemi ZL70102 wireless transceiver. The prototypes are constructed using off-the-shelf components and using a traditional circuit board design. The target application for the prototype is use as a load measurement tool during a UKR surgery. Development of such a tool is a signifcant advance in the surgical technique of the UKR. Construction of a prototype is successful. This study shows the ZL70102 can be successfully applied in a prototype design under the tested conditions.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:44 medicine, 54 computer science
Programme:Telematics MSc (60032)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67568
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