Love and Pace

Wireless Leadless Multisite Pacemaker Prototype Design

 

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2017-2018 Team
Team Name
Love and Pace
Project Title
Wireless Leadless Multisite Pacemaker Prototype Design
Design Challenge
Current pacemakers enable patients to overcome a variety of cardiac pathologies via sensing and electrical stimulation of the heart. Though generally effective, pacemakers are limited by the intravenous leads embedded within the heart for sensing and stimulation. The nature of the leads prevents doctors from an effective artificial stimulation pattern of the heart, and can be linked to serious complications. Most major medical device companies are working on new forms of pacemakers without leads, but only for single-site solutions. The current state-of-the-art trades off between multi-site or leadless pacemakers. Having a multi-site, leadless pacemaker would be a significant progression in the capabilities of artificial pacing technology. As a result we are working on prototyping technologies for a wireless, leadless, and multi-site pacemaker which will be able to address many of the shortcomings of modern pacemaker technology.
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Date Updated
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Sponsors
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Department(s)
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
Faculty Advisor 1 - Name
Joseph Cavallaro
Faculty Advisor 1 - Department
  • ECE
Faculty Advisor 2 - Name
Behnaam Aazhang
Faculty Advisor 2 - Department
  • ECE
Client First Name
Brian
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Client Company/Organization
Texas Heart Institute
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