What are Implantable Devices?

For the past 6 decades, humans have been able to create implantable medical devices or systems due to developments in science and engineering, especially in microelectronics, biotechnology, and materials. An Implantable Medical Device is a man-made implant that is introduced partially or completely onto a patient after a procedure.

Some examples of Implantable Medical Devices are ports, pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), coronary stents, hip implants, interocular lenses, implantable insulin pumps, and artificial joints.