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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Every breath you take, Every move you make

"Engineers have designed a device that harvests energy from the reverberation of heartbeats through the chest and converts it to electricity to run a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator.
According to a statement, these medical machines — developed at Michigan University — send electrical signals to the heart to keep it beating in a healthy rhythm.
By taking the place of the batteries that power them today, the new energy harvester could save patients from repeated surgeries."

Read more:
Energy caught from heartbeats could power implanted devices | News | The Engineer