This WP aims at developing means for the electrical powering of the smart capsule. In fact all the tasks, which have to be performed by the device while operating inside the human body (e.g.: locomotion, tissue sampling, drug delivery, communication, etc…), require a substantial amount of energy which no off-the shelf products are able to provide, so that tailored solutions have to be investigated and developed. Hybrid powering strategies, such as wireless power transmission and power storage, are actually under investigation.
Wireless power transfer system
developed by KU Leuven (same size as two button batteries)
SSSA Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
KU Leuven, Belgium
Endosmart GmbH, Germany