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Bioelectronic devices

Engineering and materials-science advances drive the miniaturization and long-term and safe operation of bioelectronic devices for diagnostics or therapy.

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Research

  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | Article

    An ingestible, flexible piezoelectric sensor that senses mechanical deformations in the gastric cavity allows for the monitoring of ingestion states in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs.

    • Canan Dagdeviren
    • , Farhad Javid
    • , Pauline Joe
    • , Thomas von Erlach
    • , Taylor Bensel
    • , Zijun Wei
    • , Sarah Saxton
    • , Cody Cleveland
    • , Lucas Booth
    • , Shane McDonnell
    • , Joy Collins
    • , Alison Hayward
    • , Robert Langer
    •  &  Giovanni Traverso
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | Article

    A biocompatible, energy-harvesting electrochemical cell delivers power to a wireless sensor for an average of 6.1 days of temperature measurements in the gastrointestinal tract of pigs.

    • Phillip Nadeau
    • , Dina El-Damak
    • , Dean Glettig
    • , Yong Lin Kong
    • , Stacy Mo
    • , Cody Cleveland
    • , Lucas Booth
    • , Niclas Roxhed
    • , Robert Langer
    • , Anantha P. Chandrakasan
    •  &  Giovanni Traverso
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | Article

    A phased electromagnetic surface that conforms to the body surface can regulate cardiac rhythm in a porcine model through the wireless transmission of power to miniaturized semiconductor devices implanted at depths of over 4 cm.

    • Devansh R. Agrawal
    • , Yuji Tanabe
    • , Desen Weng
    • , Andrew Ma
    • , Stephanie Hsu
    • , Song-Yan Liao
    • , Zhe Zhen
    • , Zi-Yi Zhu
    • , Chuanbowen Sun
    • , Zhenya Dong
    • , Fengyuan Yang
    • , Hung Fat Tse
    • , Ada S. Y. Poon
    •  &  John S. Ho
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | Article

    Capacitive coupling between tissue and flexible integrated electronics through a sealing dielectric layer facilitates long-term electrophysiology measurements, as demonstrated in ex vivo Langendorff heart models.

    • Hui Fang
    • , Ki Jun Yu
    • , Christopher Gloschat
    • , Zijian Yang
    • , Enming Song
    • , Chia-Han Chiang
    • , Jianing Zhao
    • , Sang Min Won
    • , Siyi Xu
    • , Michael Trumpis
    • , Yiding Zhong
    • , Seung Won Han
    • , Yeguang Xue
    • , Dong Xu
    • , Seo Woo Choi
    • , Gert Cauwenberghs
    • , Matthew Kay
    • , Yonggang Huang
    • , Jonathan Viventi
    • , Igor R. Efimov
    •  &  John A. Rogers

News & Comment

  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | News & Views

    Microchips embedding a magnetic sensor and a radiofrequency transmitter can be localized in the body of a mouse at submillimetre resolution when under a magnetic field.

    • Yong Lin Kong
    •  &  Giovanni Traverso
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | News & Views

    Flexible piezoelectric sensors can detect mechanical deformations in the gastrointestinal tract of ambulating pigs and simultaneously harvest energy from it.

    • Ghazaleh Haghiashtiani
    •  &  Michael C. McAlpine
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | News & Views

    A biosensing device that harvests energy from fluids in the gut is able to wirelessly transmit measurements from the gastrointestinal tract of pigs for over six days.

    • Arianna Menciassi
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | News & Views

    Phased-array antennas that conform to body surfaces efficiently transfer electromagnetic energy to miniaturized semiconductor devices implanted in pigs.

    • Jordan Thimot
    •  &  Kenneth L. Shepard
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | News & Views

    A silicon dioxide passivation layer dramatically lengthens the operational lifetime of flexible electronic arrays for cardiac electrophysiology.

    • Menahem Y. Rotenberg
    •  &  Bozhi Tian
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering | Comment

    Soft integrated electronics packaged with miniaturized modules for wireless power and data transfer are opening up new opportunities for long-term health monitoring and therapy.

    • Jaemin Kim
    • , Roozbeh Ghaffari
    •  &  Dae-Hyeong Kim