The Potential of VLSI in Ambulatory Monitoring
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Several examples are given of integrated circuits which have been tailored to specific medical applications. They are a bone stimulator-telemetry system, a pressure telemetry system and a glucose monitoring telemetry chip. They all lack standardization whence they are not suited for mass production with (V) LSI techniques. The concept of the Internal Human Conditioning System is put forward as a possible solution to this problem. The IHCS can take up most existing medico-electronic functions. Still as standard chip it has to be tailored to each application by programming techniques. Some difficulties to realize the IHCS-chip are discussed.
KeywordsTelemetry System Ambulatory Monitoring VLSI Chip Enhance Bone Healing Standard Chip
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