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Design and implementation of a less invasive gastrostimulator

Laurent Lonys, Anne Vanhoestenberghe, Vincent Huberty, Martin Hiernaux, Nicolas Cauche, Nicolas Julémont, Adrien Debelle, François Huberland, Vicente Acuña, Carmen Godfraind, Jacques Devière, Alain Delchambre, Pierre Mathys, Antoine Nonclercq
  • Laurent Lonys
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium | llonys@ulb.ac.be
  • Anne Vanhoestenberghe
    Aspire-CREATe at University College London, Stanmore, United Kingdom
  • Vincent Huberty
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Martin Hiernaux
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Nicolas Cauche
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Nicolas Julémont
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Adrien Debelle
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • François Huberland
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Vicente Acuña
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Carmen Godfraind
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Jacques Devière
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Alain Delchambre
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Pierre Mathys
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Antoine Nonclercq
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Abstract

Gastrointestinal stimulator implants have recently shown positive results in helping obese patients lose weight. However, to place the implant, the patient currently needs to undergo an invasive surgical procedure. Our team is aiming for a less invasive procedure to stimulate the stomach with a gastrostimulator. Attempts covered fully endoscopic implantation and, more recently, we have focussed on a single incision laparoscopic procedure. Whatever the chosen implantation solution, the electronic design of the implant system shares many challenges. This paper covers the work achieved to meet these.

Keywords

Cortical electrical stimulation; Stimulator characterization; Stimulator model; Electrode model; Output impedance

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