University of Minho is developing a sensor to monitor aneurysms.19.01.2012
This project introduces a new pressure sensor for endotension measurement. The focus is on the use of a flexible substrate enabling the conformability of the sensor to the stent-graft and thus the aorta. This aspect brings several advantages, in comparison with available devices, since the sensor can be attached to the stent-graft and delivered in a single procedure (as opposed to the requirement of two catheters for the CardioMems device) and it enables the placement of more than one sensor (a sensor cluster) contributing to a better pos-endovascular aneurysm study (that is currently not available).
The project is being developed by 4 institutions, University of Minho, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Instituto Superior Técnico and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Hospital de S. João. At present, the technology for the fabrication of the sensor is developed and under characterization in terms of mechanical and electrical properties.
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