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Soft Encapsulation of Flexible Electrical Stimulation Implant: Challenges and Innovations

Adrien Debelle, Laura Hermans, Maxime Bosquet, Sam Dehaeck, Laurent Lonys, Benoit Scheid, Antoine Nonclercq, Anne Vanhoestenberghe
  • Adrien Debelle
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium | addebell@ulb.ac.be
  • Laura Hermans
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Maxime Bosquet
    E.C.A.M., at the Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci, Brussels, Belgium
  • Sam Dehaeck
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Laurent Lonys
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Benoit Scheid
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Antoine Nonclercq
    Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Anne Vanhoestenberghe
    Aspire Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology at University College London, United Kingdom

Abstract

In this document we discuss the main challenges encountered when producing flexible electrical stimulation implants, and present our approach to solving them for prototype production. We include a study of the optimization of the flexible PCB design, the selection of additive manufacturing materials for the mold, and the chemical compatibility of the different materials. Our approach was tested on a flexible gastro-stimulator as part of the ENDOGES research program.

Keywords

Soft encapsulation; Flexible electronics; Electrical stimulation

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