TITLE

Your body the powerplant

AUTHOR(S)
Holmes, Bob
PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
New Scientist;8/25/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2618, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that medical researchers are working on pacemakers and other medical apparatus that would run off the energy produced by the human body as opposed to batteries. Most of the experimental implantable biofuel cells built so far use enzymes to catalyse the reactions. An alternative solution being explored is using a disposable battery attached to a renewable patch.
ACCESSION #
26415075

 

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