A Pacemaker Powered by the Human Body
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Imagine your life was at risk if the battery of your cell phone ran out. Sounds ridiculous, right? In fact, there are millions of people who are at high risk if the battery of the devices implanted in their bodies (cardiac pacemakers) were to run out. A new solution is now offered by harvesting the patient’s body energy and storing it in a novel energy storage device thinner than the human hair called biosupercapacitors which may last for the patient’s lifetime. Islam Mosa is thankful to the four research groups from UCONN and UCLA led by Prof. James Rusling who made this invention possible.