[NetBehaviour] Nanogenerator Could Draw Energy from Human Blood.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Mon Jul 23 12:32:08 CEST 2007
Nanogenerator Could Draw Energy from Human Blood.
Scientists are working on a new type of nanogenerator that could draw
the necessary energy from flowing blood in the human body, by using the
beating heart and pulsating blood vessels. Once completed, this new
cellular engine could find various applications, even beyond medicine.
Zhong Lin Wang and colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology
hope to be able to incorporate the new nanogenerator into biosensors,
environmental monitoring devices and even personal electronics that will
require no fuel source, internal or external.
"Our bodies are good at converting chemical energy from glucose into the
mechanical energy of our muscles," added Wang. "These nanogenerators can
take that mechanical energy and convert it to electrical energy for
powering devices inside the body."
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