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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

Interactive implants: vision and challenges

  • Hoffmann Klaus-Peter EMAIL logo , Olze Heidi , Kneist Werner , Krüger Thilo , Droste Wiebke , Ruta Marc and Rupp Rüdiger


Different complex physiological functions might be restored by means of distributed active implants. Wireless communication between the implants, on the one hand, and an external control unit, on the other hand, is necessary to synchronize electrical stimulation of neural and muscular tissue. Seventeen project partners from industries, universities, healthcare providers and research organizations closely cooperate in the framework of the BMBF Innovation Cluster “Interactive Implants (INTAKT)”. The goal of this cluster is to develop and evaluate networks of distributed implants. Challenges of the project include complex interaction between humans and technology, wireless power supply, long-term stability of implants as well as secure and safe signal transmission [1].

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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