Active motorised implants in the body

20 October 2021 12:30 - 13:15

We are all used to hearing about implantable medical devices such as pace-makers, but what about medical implants containing small motors driving pumps or dosing drugs within the human body. It sounds like science fiction, but the truth is more and more companies are exploring the possibilities of what the humble DC motor can do within the body.

The session will cover the history of implantable motors and what the future might hold. Also, what’s involved in making a motor that’s going to spend its life within the body?

Matthew Dean, Medical Sales Engineer, Maxon UK & Ireland