Design and implementation of a less invasive gastrostimulator

  • Laurent Lonys | llonys@ulb.ac.be Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
  • 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.

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2016-06-13
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2016 IFESS Conference
Keywords:
Cortical electrical stimulation, Stimulator characterization, Stimulator model, Electrode model, Output impedance
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Lonys, L., Vanhoestenberghe, A., Huberty, V., Hiernaux, M., Cauche, N., Julémont, N., Debelle, A., Huberland, F., Acuña, V., Godfraind, C., Devière, J., Delchambre, A., Mathys, P., & Nonclercq, A. (2016). Design and implementation of a less invasive gastrostimulator. European Journal of Translational Myology, 26(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ejtm.2016.6019

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