Model-Based Systems Engineering Applied to Trade-Off Analysis of Wireless Power Transfer Technologies for Implanted Biomedical Microdevices

Sensors (Basel). 2021 May 5;21(9):3201. doi: 10.3390/s21093201.


Decision-making is an important part of human life and particularly in any engineering process related to a complex product. New sensors and actuators based on MEMS technologies are increasingly complex and quickly evolving into products. New biomedical implanted devices may benefit from system engineering approaches, previously reserved to very large projects, and it is expected that this need will increase in the future. Here, we propose the application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to systematize and optimize the trade-off analysis process. The criteria, their utility functions and the weighting factors are applied in a systematic way for the selection of the best alternative. Combining trade-off with MBSE allow us to identify the more suitable technology to be implemented to transfer energy to an implanted biomedical micro device.

Keywords: medical MEMS; trade-off analysis; wireless power transfer.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Drug Delivery Systems*
  • Engineering
  • Humans
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Wireless Technology

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