Modelling and Validation of a Mass Imbalance Oscillation Generator to Harvest Heart Motion Energy

Zurbuchen, Adrian; Pfenniger, Aloïs; Omari, Sammy; Vogel, Rolf (19 July 2013). Modelling and Validation of a Mass Imbalance Oscillation Generator to Harvest Heart Motion Energy. Proceeding (802) Modelling and Simulation / 804: Signal and Image Processing - 2013. ACTA Press 10.2316/P.2013.802-038

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An autonomous energy source within a human body is of key importance in the development of medical implants. This work deals with the modelling and the validation of an energy harvesting device which converts the myocardial contractions into electrical energy. The mechanism consists of a clockwork from a commercially available wrist watch. We developed a physical model which is able to predict the total amount of energy generated when applying an external excitation. For the validation of the model, a custom-made hexapod robot was used to accelerate the harvesting device along a given trajectory. We applied forward kinematics to determine the actual motion experienced by the harvesting device. The motion provides translational as well as rotational motion information for accurate simulations in three-dimensional space. The physical model could be successfully validated.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
10 Strategic Research Centers > ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research > ARTORG Center - Cardiovascular Engineering (CVE)

Graduate School:

Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (GCB)

UniBE Contributor:

Zurbuchen, Adrian; Pfenniger, Aloïs; Omari, Sammy and Vogel, Rolf

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics
500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISBN:

978-0-88986-960-8

Publisher:

ACTA Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Adrian Zurbuchen

Date Deposited:

19 Aug 2015 08:13

Last Modified:

19 Aug 2015 08:13

Publisher DOI:

10.2316/P.2013.802-038

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.70937

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70937

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