Based on its patented, robust, reliable and cost-effective THELMA and THELMA-60 surface-micromachining fabrication process technologies, ST provides leading medical-equipment manufacturers with advanced custom motion sensors.

The MIS2DH is the first off-the-shelf accelerometer specifically designed for medical applications, including implantable devices classified as Class III by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These devices include cardiac pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), and neurostimulators, as well as new devices for the treatment of chronic problems such as high blood pressure, epilepsy, and tremor-related conditions.

For most of these applications, an embedded accelerometer capable of measuring the patient’s activity and posture is crucial to dose the stimulus delivered by the implantable device and therefore improve the effectiveness of the treatment and the patient’s wellbeing. 

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