Quinn Boesley

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ME student

Contact details

Uniservices House
70 Symonds St, level 1
Auckland

Phone: +64 9 923 9825; internal 89825
Email: qboe794@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Biography

I will graduate in May 2017 with a BEng (Hons) specialising in Biomedical Engineering. I have worked with the Implantable Devices Group previously, completing an ABI Summer Research Scholarship and my Part IV Engineering Project under the supervision of David Budgett.

Thesis

Reliable power transfer to implantable devices

Inductive power transfer, or transcutaneous energy transfer TET, can be used to provide electrical energy to a full implantable heart pump. This power delivery method eliminates the problem of infections associated with a direct driveline connection. These pumps use a lot of power (e.g. 5 W) and must run continuously. When a power system relies on the alignment of a coil outside the body to a coil inside the body, continuity of supply can be a challenge. The aim of this project is to provide a highly reliable power source for an implantable heart pump.

Supervisors

Associate Professor David Budgett

Dr Daniel McCormick

Dr Alex Leung

Research group/project

Implantable Devices