This week we are exploring biodevices and the part they play in the healthcare world. We’ll look at the challenges of implantable biodevices, like biocompatibility, power and connectivity, packaging, structural design, delivery systems, and device management. We’ll also dive into some of the latest research, like smart tattoos, and just what the future of biodevices might hold. Crash Course Engineering is produced in association with PBS Digital Studios: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1mtdjDVOoOqJzeaJAV15Tq0tZ1vKj7ZV *** RESOURCES: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3797898/ https://www.embs.org/about-biomedical-engineering/our-areas-of-research/wearable-implantable-technologies/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2572009/ http://broughttolife.sciencemuseum.org.uk/broughttolife/techniques/pacemaker https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pacemaker/about/pac-20384689 https://batteryuniversity.com/index.php/learn/archive/is_lithium_ion_the_ideal_battery http://pacaero.com/industries/medical/ https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ecc7/9b613e4bb71c6a04f442908ebf9695c10e8f.pdf https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/cochlear-implants https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/09/harvard-researchers-help-develop-smart-tattoos/ https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/smart-tattoo/ http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/mechman/research/ipm-ktn/pdf/Technology_review/an-introduction-to-mems.pdf https://www.mems-exchange.org/MEMS/applications.html http://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-attack/treatment-of-a-heart-attack/implantable-medical-devices https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/implantable-cardioverter-defibrillators/about/pac-20384692 https://medlineplus.gov/cardiacarrest.html#summary *** Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Eric Prestemon, Sam Buck, Mark Brouwer, Bob Doye, Jennifer Killen, Naman Goel, Patrick Wiener II, Nathan Catchings, Efrain R. Pedroza, Brandon Westmoreland, dorsey, Indika Siriwardena, James Hughes, Kenneth F Penttinen, Trevin Beattie, Satya Ridhima Parvathaneni, Erika & Alexa Saur, Glenn Elliott, Justin Zingsheim, Jessica Wode, Kathrin Benoit, Tom Trval, Jason Saslow, Nathan Taylor, Brian Thomas Gossett, Khaled El Shalakany, SR Foxley, Sam Ferguson, Yasenia Cruz, Eric Koslow, Caleb Weeks, Tim Curwick, D.A. Noe, Shawn Arnold, Malcolm Callis, Advait Shinde, William McGraw, Andrei Krishkevich, Rachel Bright, Jirat, Ian Dundore -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids