Bioelectric Medical Devices: Power from Within
Medical devices have always provided their own special types of challenges. Because many devices are wearables, it can be difficult to provide power to keep devices functioning, all while not harming the patient or making the arrangement bulky.
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To combat this, some engineers are creating bioelectric medical devices that are powered by the human body itself. Keep reading to learn more about these awesome advancements.
The largest challenge when creating a bioelectric medical device is determining where to get power. Batteries can charge from power that is sent to them but generating it in the first place can prove to be tricky.
The main method of achieving this is through kinetic energy. Essentially, patients walk or swing their arms or just move to create energy. That’s gathered by the medical equipment and then stored to keep the device going.
This is especially useful in devices that need to be worn at all times. Kinetic energy is consistent and can be part of a healthy, active lifestyle. Plus, these devices are designed to harvest energy without there being any additional strain on the wearer. However you look at it, it’s a plus!
Bioelectric devices aren’t particularly new, but they’re getting more effective over time. As research continues with these, we expect there to be a lot of room for advancement.
This technology is convenient for the wearer, which means more people are likely to push for advancements until it can be applied to a wide range of devices. It would eliminate or reduce the need for replacing batteries in internal wearable devices like pacemakers, which can put a lot of stress on the human body.
Our team is looking forward to seeing this technology progress, and to play a part in the innovations in the medical industry as a whole.
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