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Design of Rechargeable Battery System for Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis Device

Francis Le Roux 1, Shahrokh Hatefi 1, Khaled Abou-El-Hossein 1, Theo Van Niekerk 1, and Katayoun Hatefi 2
1. Department of Mechatronics, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract—Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) is a novel limb lengthening technique for reconstruction applications in the human body. In Maxillofacial Reconstruction Applications (MRA), DO has got an important role and has been used as an effective solution compared to conventional reconstruction methods. Recently, the application of Automatic Continuous Distraction Osteogenesis (ACDO) devices has been emerging. Different methods have been used and ACDO devices could enable a successful automatic DO procedure. However, this novel technology is still limited to be used in human MRA. One of the important aspects in future developments on such ACDO devices is to make the device portable by implementing a rechargeable battery solution in the system. The purpose of this study is to design a high-power rechargeable battery system to be used in future development of such ACDO devices. The designed system has the capability to provide necessary power for running a ACDO device while meeting required standards and specifications. Results of the performed studies have validated the feasibility of the designed rechargeable battery system for future developments of the ACDO devices.

Index Terms—Rechargeable battery system, automatic distraction osteogenesis, medical devices

Cite: Francis Le Roux, Shahrokh Hatefi, Khaled Abou-El-Hossein, Theo Van Niekerk, and Katayoun Hatefi, "Design of Rechargeable Battery System for Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis Device," International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 117-123, March 2020. Doi: 10.18178/ijeetc.9.2.117-123

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