FREE-D Wireless Energy Transfer System
The lab is engaged in developing innovative ways to transfer energy wirelessly to mechanical circulatory support devices used in the treatment of end-stage heart failure. Our vision constitutes a completely implantable cardiac assist system affording tether-free mobility in an unrestricted space.
This “FREE-D” technology uses electromagnetic fields to transmit energy to a receiver antenna implanted in patients along with the artificial heart pump, akin to Wi-Fi technology used today. This exciting concept eliminates the driveline cord that protrudes from the patients’ body, reducing the risk of device-related infections and providing patients with much more mobility to engage in daily activities, including exercise. Featured in the mainstream media, including The Economist, and scientific literature, this groundbreaking new technology is drawing interest from medicine and industry alike.