Key Benefits of our Technology
BioPower is now proven
technology that offers realizable patient and economic benefits - for both
healthcare providers and manufacturers.
Lithium batteries are a well developed
and proven technology, and rechargeable lithium batteries are now
available. Until now they have been recharge through a transcutaneous RF
link or through direct electrical connection. BioPower technology offers a
The BioPower device is fully implantable
and able to provide continuous power to charge a battery or milli-Farad
rated double-layer capacitor as, and when, necessary. This will give
patients more freedom and confidence knowing that they carry their own
rechargeable power source.
Other key benefits include:
- Proven technology as a medical device.
- Faster generation of power compared to other
- Faster charging of devices compared to other energy
- Lightness compared with other devices.
- No interference with other body processes (for
instance compared to RF technology).
- Encasement in approved biocompatible material
enables easier regulatory control.
- The device can be used for all key competitive
The BioPower Implantable Power Generators
offers the biomedical sector new and exciting opportunities to realize
innovations that have been waiting for a reliable power source within the
body. BioPower devices provide the power required on a long term basis
without the need for external connections.
Who would use this device?
The BioKinet device can best be
described as an 'accessory device' to power other implantable devices.
Therefore, anyone who has an electronic implanted medical device could
potentially benefit from our power source. BioPower offers the medical
world the possibilities of:
- Posture and balance control
- Locomotion for the severely disabled
- Implanted infusion pumps e.g. for diabetes
- Artificial larynx
- Enhanced bladder control
- Pain control
- Cardiac assist devices
Many applications and technologies will
emerge in the near future such as applications that require CPU power
hungry FFT signal analysis of sensor data, or implant communication over a
greater range than presently available.
Having an implantable, rechargeable power
source, such as the BioPower generator opens up new horizons for electronic
devices that, until now, have been impractical owing to their power
consumption requirements. For example, with the current trends in miniaturization
of electronics, it will soon easily be possible to implant communications
devices within the body, allowing nerve impulses to control computers,
optical devices, radio receivers, etc.