Materials and Orthopedic Applications for Bioresorbable Inductively Coupled Resonance Sensors

Aleksi Palmroth, Timo Salpavaara, Petri Vuoristo, Sanna Karjalainen, Tommi Kääriäinen, Susanna Miettinen, Jonathan Massera, Jukka Lekkala, Minna Kellomäki

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Bioresorbable passive resonance sensors based on inductor-capacitor (LC) circuits provide an auspicious sensing technology for temporary battery-free implant applications due to their simplicity, wireless readout, and the ability to be eventually metabolized by the body. In this study, the fabrication and performance of various LC circuit-based sensors are investigated to provide a comprehensive view on different material options and fabrication methods. The study is divided into sections that address different sensor constituents, including bioresorbable polymer and bioactive glass substrates, dissolvable metallic conductors, and atomic layer deposited (ALD) water barrier films on polymeric substrates. The manufactured devices included a polymer-based pressure sensor that remained pressure responsive for 10 days in aqueous conditions, the first wirelessly readable bioactive glass-based resonance sensor for monitoring the complex permittivity of its surroundings, and a solenoidal coil-based compression sensor built onto a polymeric bone fixation screw. The findings together with the envisioned orthopedic applications provide a reference point for future studies related to bioresorbable passive resonance sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31148-31161
Number of pages14
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • biodegradable sensor
  • bioresorbable
  • orthopedics
  • resonance sensor
  • transient electronics
  • wireless

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