A power supply design of body sensor networks for health monitoring of neonates

W. Chen, C.L.W. Sonntag, F. Boesten, S. Bambang Oetomo, L.M.G. Feijs

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Abstract

Critically ill new born babies are extremely tiny and vulnerable to external disturbance. Non-invasive health monitoring with body sensor networks is crucial for the survival of these neonates and the quality of their life later on. A key question for health monitoring with body sensor networks is how to obtain reliable electrical power for the sensors, signal amplifiers, filters and transmitters. We propose a wireless power supply based on the principle of inductive contactless energy transfer for use in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The proposed power supply satisfies the requirements of neonatal monitoring and provides continuous power when the neonate is inside the incubator or during Kangaroo mother care. A prototype is designed and built to demonstrate the performance of the power supply and the possibilities for aesthetic features. Experimental results show that the prototype transfers approximately 840 mW of power.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing 2008, ISSNIP 2008
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages255-260
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-3822-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; ISSNIP 2008 : the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, December 15-18, 2008, Sydney, Australia; 2008-12-15; 2008-12-18 -
Duration: 15 Dec 200818 Dec 2008

Conference

Conferenceconference; ISSNIP 2008 : the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, December 15-18, 2008, Sydney, Australia; 2008-12-15; 2008-12-18
Period15/12/0818/12/08
OtherISSNIP 2008 : the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, December 15-18, 2008, Sydney, Australia

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