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. Ilika has developed a range of safe solid state batteries with long life, mm-scale size and low leakage current which can power next generation medical implantables sensing devices from neurostimulators, cardiac rhythm monitor or blood pressure sensors. This presentation will review challenges and solutions in powering such devices.
Speaker Biography (Graeme Purdy)
Graeme Purdy has been the CEO of Ilika since its foundation in 2004. He led the company through two successful rounds of venture funding before floating it on the London Stock Exchange in 2010.
Prior to joining Ilika, Graeme was COO of a high-technology company in the Netherlands and before that worked internationally in a variety of technical and commercial roles for Shell. Graeme holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France. Graeme is a Chartered Engineer and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.
Company Profile (Ilika)
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.