Vital Signs Monitoring - for COVID-19 and more - using Ultra-Small Multi Sensing Devices built on Advanced 3D Integration Platform
This collaborative research project between prof. Benoit Gosselin and two major industrial partners in advanced manufacturing and medical technologies aims to design, manufacture and test a tiny, inexpensive and easy-to-use wearable multi-sensing device to continuously monitor patients remotely, and help greatly to manage COVID-19. The envisioned microsensors will achieve an extreme level of miniaturization by combining CMOS custom integrated circuits with ultra-small electronic components available off the shelf (COTS) within 1 cm2 through an advanced 3D integration strategy that will be developed in collaboration with CMC Microsystems. The miniature multi-sensing device will address the requirements of iMD research, which strives to provide patients with inexpensive multi-sensing monitoring devices of extended battery life to continuously measure temperature, heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), oxygen saturation (SPO2) and respiratory rate (RR) remotely. Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and ultra-small COTS will be combined and interconnected together using the advanced system-in-package chip integration that will be developed based on silicon interposers. The power consumption of the whole microsensor will be very low, within a few hundreds of microwatts, in order to extend the battery life beyond 1 week.