Medical implants powered using the translucency of human skin | E&ampT Magazine

in DLIKElast month


Over recent decades, medical implant devices such as pacemakers, which regulate the heart rate, and cerebral spinal shunts, which control the flow of spinal fluid, have grown in popularity.

However, replacing their batteries when they run out of energy can involve a complex operation that has its own risks for the patient.

South Korean researchers, led by Professor Jongho Lee, believe their new project can allow internal batteries to be recharged without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.

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