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A Ring-Shaped MEMS-Based Piezoresistive Force Sensor for Cardiac Ablation Catheters

Sitaramgupta, VSN and Arjun, BS and Behera, B and Padmanabhan, D and Pandya, HJ (2021) A Ring-Shaped MEMS-Based Piezoresistive Force Sensor for Cardiac Ablation Catheters. In: IEEE Sensors Journal, 21 (22). pp. 26042-26049.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2021.3118298


Catheter ablation, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF), has simplified the treatment process of cardiac arrhythmias. The success of cardiac ablation procedures greatly depends on the effective lesion formation, which relies on the contact force between tissue and the tip. Thus, a real-time estimate of catheter tip contact force is essential during cardiac ablation procedures. We present the design, fabrication, and characterization of a piezoresistive Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS)-based force sensor for measuring catheter tip contact force in real-time. The sensor has four bridges with boron-doped piezoresistive elements for detecting the contact force. The sensor dimensions and the piezoresistors doping concentrations were optimized using finite element analysis. The sensor is designed to measure a catheter tip contact force between 0 - 0.8 N. An in-house indentation setup is developed and integrated with a commercial load cell to characterize the fabricated sensor. The sensor results showed a linearity of 99.5 , maximum hysteresis of 5 , and sensitivity of 108 ± 11 Omega /N. A customized catheter tip integrated with the fabricated force sensor was tested on excised porcine heart tissues to measure the catheter tip contact force. © 2001-2012 IEEE.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Sensors Journal
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Keywords: Ablation; Catheters; Heart; Mechanics; MEMS; Tissue, Ablation catheters; Cardiac ablation; Cardiac ablation catheter; Cardiac arrhythmia; Contact forces; MEMS (microelectromechanical system); Micro-electro-mechanical system; Micro-force sensors; Piezo-resistive; Piezoresistive micro-force sensor, Diseases
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electronic Systems Engineering (Formerly Centre for Electronic Design & Technology)
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2021 05:53
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70699

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