introduction

Overview

The mission of the Section Bioelectronics is to provide technology for the successful monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of cortical, neural, cardiac and muscular disorders by means of electroceuticals. To this end, we investigate and design active implantable biomedical microsystems employing:
  • Biosignal conditioning/detection
  • Neuroprosthetics
  • Transcutaneous and intra-body wireless communication
  • Wireless power transfer and management
  • Energy harvesting
  • Bioinspired electronics
  • Implantable electronics
  • Flexible implants
  • Microsystem integration
as applied in, e.g., hearing instruments, cardiac pacemakers, cochlear implants, ExG recorders, spinal cord implants, neurostimulators and bioelectronic medicine.

Education

The Bioelectronics group participates in the Electrical Engineering BSc curriculum and two MSc tracks: MSc Biomedical Engineering, MSc Microelectronics.

Research

Bioelectronics consists of 2 professors (+1 vacancy), 1 visiting professor, 1 technician, 1 secretary and 10 researchers.

Presentations

Presentation on electroceuticals, highlighting some of the work done in our section. Read more.

Video recording of Wouter A. Serdijn's inaugural lecture (NL: intreerede, in het Nederlands), d. March 30, 2016: Beter worden met elektroceutica -- elektronische medicijnen reiken de helpende hand.

News

Samprajani Rout's ISCAS 2017 paper among top papers of the conference

ISCAS 2017 paper No. 1849, entitled “Structured Electronic Design of High-Pass ΣΔ Converters and Their Application to Cardiac Signal Acquisition” has been selected (from 1000+ papers in total) as one of the top contributions to the conference and an extended version of the paper has been invited for the TBioCAS Special Issue on ISCAS 2017. Authors of the paper are Samprajani Rout and Wouter Serdijn (Section Bioelectronics)

NWO Take-Off Grant (Phase 1) for Ide Swager and Menno Gravemaker (Momo Medical) and Wouter Serdijn (Section Bioelectronics)

With their project proposal, entitled "Improving pressure ulcer prevention with smart mobility monitoring in healthcare institutions", they will take pressure ulcer prevention and MoMo Medical to the next level.

Vasiliki Giagka elected member of the IEEE Biomedical and Life Science Circuits and SystemsTechnical Committee

At its annual meeting during the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Vasiliki Giagka (Section Bioelectronics) was elected member of the IEEE Biomedical and Lifescience Circuits and Systems Technical Committee.

ABN Amro gaat betalen met je ring mogelijk maken

ABN Amro claimt de eerste bank ter wereld te zijn die het mogelijk maakt om met een ring te betalen in plaats van met een pinpas. De bank experimenteert daar momenteel mee met een selecte groep van klanten. Hoeveel mensen met de ring willen betalen, is nog maar de vraag. Volgens hoogleraar bio-elektronica Wouter Serdijn hangt dat ook af van wat de ring nog meer voor functies krijgt. Item van de NOS, ook verschenen bij Finanzen en PowNed, d. 22 juni 2017.

NWO Demonstrator Grant awarded to Wouter Serdijn (Bioelectronics) and Cees-Jeroen Bes (in-Holland)

In order to develop their (patented) idea of "additive companding" for recording of neural signals on top of stimuli and artefacts, Cees-Jeroen Bes (inHolland) and Wouter Serdijn (TU Delft/Bioelectronics) successfully applied for a grant of the Dutch Science Foundation.

In de Zweedse trein kun je inchecken met een onderhuidse chip

Alleen uw hand even omhooghouden, waarna de treinconducteur die met zijn smartphone aanraakt en 'bliep': u bent ingecheckt. In Nederland is dit nog toekomstmuziek, maar in Zweden beleven treinreizigers momenteel de wereldwijde primeur in het openbaar vervoer: inchecken met een onder de huid aangebrachte microchip. Artikel in De Volkskrant en in De Morgen, d. 17 juni 2017, met een bijdrage van Wouter Serdijn

This is how we will become bionic super humans

Tech companies want to fix spinal cord injuries and make enhanced super humans that communicate through telepathy, or so Prof. Wouter Serdijn heard at a meeting this spring in Washington. There are some snags though.

The Bioelectronics weblog

Visit the weblog of the Section Bioelectronics at: http://bme.weblog.tudelft.nl/