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Battery-free implantable device draws power directly from human body

May 14, 2017

Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have designed a biofriendly energy storage system called a biological supercapacitor, which operates using charged particles, or ions, from fluids in the human body. The device is harmless to the body’s biological systems, and it could lead to longer-lasting cardiac pacemakers and other implantable medical devices.

The UCLA team was led by Richard Kaner, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and of materials science and engineering, and the Connecticut researchers were led by James Rusling, professor of chemistry and cell biology. A paper about their design has been published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials.

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