Battery Attached to Bodily Organ Generates Enough Power to keep a pacemaker working (w/ Video)

organNow scientists have figured out a way to get your organs to generate electricity to power that part of you that is robot…quite amazing.

(Phys.org) “Team builds implantable piezoelectric nanoribbon devices strong enough to power pacemaker (w/ Video)

Thin, flexible mechanical energy harvester, with rectifier and microbattery, mounted on a curved glass support. Credit: University of Illinois and University of Arizona.

Researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and one from China have together developed a piezoelectric device that when implanted in the body onto a constantly moving organ is able to produce enough electricity to run a pacemaker or other implantable device. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes the nature of their device and how it might be used in the future.”

 

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