Design of a Transcutaneous Infrared Remote Control for the Totally Implantable Middle Ear System

Young-Ho YOON  Eui-Sung JUNG  Byung-Seop SONG  Sang-Heun LEE  Jin-Ho CHO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.9   pp.1896-1899
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.9.1896
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Organic Molecular Electronics
Keyword: 
implantable middle ear,  hearing aid,  IR wireless communication,  

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Summary: 
An infrared (IR) transcutaneous remote control was designed for use in the totally implantable middle ear system. Considering the IR reflection, absorption and scattering effect of the skin, the required IR radiant intensity is calculated. After we have implemented the designed control, the transcutaneous operation experiment was carried out using a porcine skin.