Heart pacemaker with clock-like power

Researchers from the University of Bern and Michigan are working on a novel power supply system for pacemakers. Their invention is a generator that produces energy from body motion.

Many people can not live without a pacemaker placed in the breast that regulates the work of this most important body for us. The problem is that the starter is an electronic device, so it has a battery that needs to be replaced once in a while. This obviously requires another procedure, very annoying for the patient.

Andreas Haeberlin and Adrian Zurbuchen, researchers at the University of Bern and Michigan, are working on a modern generator that will allow you to easily power such starters. The device is roughly the size of a watch and uses a kinetic generator, often found in watches that use the movement of the body and convert it into electrical energy. This invention, however, is not worn on the wrist, but is installed in the body and utilizes the continuous motion of the heart pumping blood.

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