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Our drives also go under the skin. They are used, for instance, in implantable
miniature pumps, where they help to increase patients’ quality of life.
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brushless and brushed DC motors with the ironless maxon winding, planetary,
spur and special gearheads, feedback devices and control electronics.
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body temperature, breathing rhythm, heart rate, etc.). In the latter example,
the neurostimulation device actually monitors the patient’s stats and adjusts
stimulation based on his or her condition.
Protection Is a Key Concern
Like all implantable devices, neurostimulation devices must be protected from
bodily fluids. Also, the human body must be protected from any potentially
harmful elements in the device itself. While most neurostimulation devices
are relatively local and fairly easily removed or replaced, some of the more
advanced technologies are extremely difficult to remove and are adjustable by
a wired external device. In some of the newest devices, which are currently in
clinical trials, communication is occurring via a Wi-Fi connection. With these
devices, physicians will be able to gather data, monitor the patient’s health, and
make adjustments from anywhere in the world.
Within these advancing neuromodulation devices, micron-sized components
must be protected from anything that could cause a potential failure. Both inner
and outer surfaces of the devices must be shielded in a way that provides complete protection without adding measurable dimension to either the internal
electronics or the outer device itself. Because devices are implanted, the solution
must also be biocompatible and not block or interfere with electronic transmissions in any way.
The Parylene Answer
Parylene conformal coatings have a long history of protecting implantable devices such as cardiac pacemakers, neurostimulators, stents, cochlear and retinal
implants, electrosurgical tools, needles, and elastomeric components, to name
only a few. Coating with Parylene does not impact the dimension of the device,
regardless of how small it is, and ensures biocompatibility within the body. For
devices requiring electrical communication, it has excellent dielectric properties.
Ultra-thin Parylene conformal coatings are applied via vapor phase deposition
process in which the parts to be coated remain at ambient temperatures
throughout the coating process.