POSTS TAGGED AS implantable devices

Glucose Fuel Cell Powers Implanted Devices

July 19, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

A Ceramic-Electrolyte Glucose Fuel Cell for Implantable Electronics
“This work [from engineers at MIT] shows that ceramic electrolytes can be used [MORE]

Ionic Communications for Implantables

June 28, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ionic communication for implantable bioelectronics
“Here, we [electrical engineers at Columbia University] introduce ionic communication (IC) that uses ions to effectively [MORE]

Thoughts about the Future of the Smartphone

February 22, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

What Will Smartphones be like in the future?
This piece tells what a panel of tech experts think the smartphone will [MORE]

The Electronic Body

February 26, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

IMPRESS microchip
Heart pacemakers evolved from a cart-platform the patient pushed around, to a wearable necklace, and, in 1958 to a [MORE]

3-D Soft Gel that Flexes like Human Tissue

July 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human-Like 3D Printed Smart Gel Walks Underwater
Living tissue is watery and soft, which is why engineers at Rutgers University believe [MORE]

Salt Powered Implantable Batteries

October 3, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Salt Powered Implantable Battery
Lithium-ion batteries have limitations for implantable devices because of the potentially toxic chemicals that power them. In [MORE]

Biological Supercapacitors

July 11, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Supercapacitors are, in effect, rechargeable batteries, but a biological supercapacitor is a tiny (1micrometer thick) device that holds a charge [MORE]

Nanotube Coating for Implantable Metal

March 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Droplets Beading on Superomniphobic Surface
With implantable devices like stents and rods, there is a risk that platelets will stick to [MORE]

Implantable Micromachines

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implantable Microrobots
Hydrogels have come a long way since Dutch chemist and physician Jacob Maarten van Bemmelen first described their nature [MORE]

Perspective on Strain Gages

April 19, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Strain gages are electrical sensors that measure the change in electrical resistance when a device’s shape is deformed. For example, [MORE]

The Geometry of Medical Implants

July 28, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sphere-Shaped Medical Implants
In studying how to design pancreatic islet cells encapsulated in alginate, for treating Type 1 diabetes, scientists at [MORE]

Single Molecule Diode

June 2, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Diodes are electrical devices that allow current to flow in only one direction.  They function in all electrical equipment, but [MORE]

“Smart Ink” Microbatteries

November 25, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Battery size has a limiting effect on a number of implantable and wearable devices. To address this, a Harvard lab [MORE]

Stretchy Hydrogel for Tissue Engineering

August 26, 2014 | | Posted in Newsletter

Stretchy Hydrogels Spur Tissue Engineering
Materials scientists at Tohoku University (Miyagi, Japan) have fabricated the first stretchable electrode-hydrogel hybrid, aimed at [MORE]