Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors


Publication Title
YouTube
Publication Date
February 7 2017
Creators/Contributors
Rajamanickam Antonimuthu (creator)
Robert Langer (contributor)
Anantha Chandrakasan (contributor)
Giovanni Traverso (contributor)
Media Type
Web Series
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed and demonstrated a small voltaic cell that is sustained by the acidic fluids in the stomach. The system can generate enough power to run small sensors or drug delivery devices that can reside in the gastrointestinal tract for extended periods of time. This type of power could offer a safer and lower-cost alternative to the traditional batteries now used to power such devices.
HCI Platform
Ingestible
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Digestive Tract, Stomach
Keywords
Medical
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heFzORFWynM

How to cite this entry
Rajamanickam Antonimuthu. (February 7 2017). "Engineers harness stomach acid to power tiny sensors". YouTube. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/2018