A Safe Way to Power Implanted Devices

A Safe Way to Power Implanted Devices

  Implantable devices can do a lot of good for a variety of medical applications. They can be sensors that record and report on various conditions and events within a patient’s body. They can also provide stimulation to power a heart’s pacemaker, or treat...
Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Low-Power Sensor Chip Needs No Battery

Energy harvesting collects power from ambient sources, such as heat, light, or motion, and converts it into another form of energy. In most cases, it produces electricity to do useful work or to be stored for use later. One missing piece, however, is computing...
New Flexible Battery Gets Power Boost

New Flexible Battery Gets Power Boost

One of the biggest challenges of any Health Tech product is providing power to the product, whether it is a sensor or a display or some other device. Some solutions can get by on harvested power, but most designs required stored energy of some sort; in short, they...
Power Hearing Aids with Talking

Power Hearing Aids with Talking

Hearing aids have made life far more convenient for people with impaired hearing. They are one of the most common forms of wearable Health Tech devices, and continue to improve at an amazing rate. Miniaturized digital processing has made it possible to create...

Nano-Silver Creates Conductive Fabric

You may remember the use of silver nanoparticles to kill odor-causing bacteria in socks and t-shirts. Now scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in England have discovered a new way to combine silver with fabrics to enable a wide range of wearable...
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