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A system consisting of a multiplicity of separate modules which collectively perform a useful biomedical purpose; the modules communicating with each other without the use of interconnecting wires. All modules may be intracorporeal or body mounted extracorporeal or some modules may be intracorporeal with others being body mounted extracorporeal. Signals are sent from one module to another by electromagnetic waves, by electrical signals using the body as an electrical conductor, or by acoustic waves. Physiologic sensor measurements sent from a first module causes a second module to perform some function in a closed-loop manner. One extracorporeal module can provide electrical power to an intracorporeal module; which power operates means for transferring data from the intracorporeal module to the body mounted extracorporeal module.

Title
Plural module medication delivery system
Application Number
6/340817
Publication Number
4494950
Application Date
January 19, 1982
Publication Date
January 22, 1985
Inventor
Robert E Fischell
Silver Spring
MD, US
Agent
Howard W Califano
Robert E Archibald
Assignee
The Johns Hopkins University
MD, US
IPC
A61M 5/00
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