The Use of Lithium Batteries in Biomedical Devices
Technical rept. no. 8, Jul 1988-Jun 1989
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CORROSION RESEARCH CENTER
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Lithium batteries have played an important role in the development of useful implantable biomedical devices. The cardiac pacemaker is the most well known of these devices and high energy, long-life reliable lithium primary cells have effectively replaced all of the alkaline cells previously used in these electronic systems. The recent development of higher power devices such as drug pumps and cardiac defibrillators require the use of batteries with higher energy and power capabilities. High rate rechargeable batteries that can be configured as flat prismatic cells would be especially useful in some of these new applications. Lithium polymer electrolyte batteries may find a useful role in these new areas. Keywords Lithiumiodine batteries.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
- Energy Storage