chapter  2

Implantable Systems

WithVincenzo Luciano, Emilio Sardini, Alessandro Dionisi, Mauro Serpelloni, Andrea Cadei

Nowadays, with the rapid development of bioengineering, implantable medical devices are being widely employed in treating human ailments. These devices, which are implantable in the human body, include pacemakers, smart prostheses, drug pumps, cochlear implants, implantable defibrillators, neurostimulators, bladder stimulators, nerve stimulators, and diaphragm stimulators. They perform a real-time control and/or monitoring of several physiological parameters.