Electric eel-inspired batteries could power life-long pacemakers

2019-03-01 04:06:00

Anirvan Guha and Thomas Schroeder By John Wenz Future pacemakers could be powered by artificial eels. A soft, fleshy, electric eel-inspired battery could be the key to creating next generation medical implants. The team behind the power source have been able to produce 110 volts, but they say they could be on the verge of driving that up several-fold. To create this power, Anirvan Guha at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and his colleagues used thousands of hydrogels spread across a thin,