Thermoelectric Energy Harvesting for Implantable Medical Devices. Conference Paper uri icon


  • A thermoelectric energy harvesting system is proposed to supplement the primary power supply of an implantable medical device. A low-power synchronous boost converter capable of boosting 10mV input voltage to 1V output voltage is designed in a 180nm CMOS process. To increase the charging speed, a maximum power transfer scheme is utilized. The harvester delivers up to 10W power with a minimum temperature gradient of 1-degree, which results in a power efficiency over 40%.Clinical Relevance- The use of this technology could enhance the longevity of battery-operated implanted medical devices by reducing the possibility of invasive battery replacement surgery.

name of conference

  • 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)

published proceedings

  • Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc

author list (cited authors)

  • Janes, T., Petrosky, S., Buhr, T., Karsilayan, A. I., Silva-Martinez, J., Genzer, D., Das, V., & Stotts, L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Janes, Thomas||Petrosky, Seth||Buhr, Troy||Karsilayan, Aydin I||Silva-Martinez, Jose||Genzer, David||Das, Vighnesh||Stotts, Larry

publication date

  • November 2021