The healthcare sector is changing to embrace the interconnectivity of the Internet of Things for more proactive patient health management. The rapid development of sensing devices for Wireless Body Area Networks is opening opportunities for continuous health monitoring in the patient's home or in the place of care provision. Increasingly energy-efficient, these sensors are following a trend towards miniaturisation to be deployed in implantable or on-the body devices including neurostimulators, leadless pace-makers, smart contact lenses, pulmonary blood pressure monitors... Ilika has developed solid state batteries of miniature dimensions, high energy density and long life, able to power these next-generation MedTech devices.
Ilika is a pioneer in solid state battery technology and materials innovation. Ilika's range of solid state Stereax® batteries includes miniaturised batteries for powering wireless sensors deployed in applications ranging from hostile industrial environments to medical implants. Ilika has also recently extended its roadmap to develop larger format cells suitable for providing automotive power.