ETV Lunch Lecture: Application of analog filters in modern implantable medical devices.

Date: Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Time: 12:30 - 13:30


Filtering, after amplification, is the 2nd most important signal processing function in analog electronics. It is used to differentiate signals from each other based on differences in energy spectra or to change the energy spectrum of a single signal. In this presentation I will introduce and explain some new ways of employing filters in electronics for implantable medical devices, such as pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators. Ultra low-power morphological filters for implantable neurodevices, wavelet filters for cardiac signal analysis and ultra wideband circuits for reliable transcutaneous (through the skin) wireless communication will be discussed that will need to operate at power consumption levels so low that Ohm's law can no longer be implemented.


Wouter A. Serdijn received the Ingenieur’s (M.Sc.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, in 1989.Subsequently, he joined the Electronics Research Laboratory of the same university where he received his Ph.D. in 1994.  His research interests include low-voltage, ultra-low-power and ultra wideband analog integrated circuits for wireless communications, pacemakers, cochlear implants, portable, wearable, implantable and injectable ExG recorders and neurostimulators. In this field he co-authored 7 books, 6 book chapters and more than 200 scientific publications and presentations.He has been supervising 18 Ph.D. students, 77 M.Sc. students and 5 B.Sc. students. He received the Electrical Engineering Best Teacher Award in 2001 and 2004. He currently serves, a.o., as a member of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the Circuits and Systems Society (2nd term), as Technical Program Chair for BioCAS 2010 and as Technical Program Chair for ISCAS 2010. Recently, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems—I: Regular Papers (2010—2011).Wouter A. Serdijn is a senior member and a mentor of the IEEE.